Latest prison statistics

Number of prisons – 118 in England and Wales; of these, 104 are run by HMPPS, while three private companies operate 14: Serco and Sodexo manage 5 each and G4S manages 4

Number of prisoners – 79,453. Male prisoners account for 95.9% and female prisoners account for 4.1% of the total prison population

Number of prison officers – 22,600

Number of OPVs – 539

Figures correct as at 30 September 2020