It is designed to hold 794 prisoners, but last month was holding 1,127, meaning it is overcrowded
by more than 40%, equivalent to 333 prisoners.
Cardiff and Swansea prisons are in the top 10 most overcrowded
prisons in England and Wales with Swansea Jail, opened in 1861, being the second worst in England and Wales, holding 422 inmates in January in a prison with a Certified Normal Accommodation Level (CNA) of just 242.
An occupier living in overcrowded
accommodation may be homeless under homelessness law if it is not reasonable for her/him to continue to occupy the accommodation.
Figures for 2010-11 show that nearly a quarter of people in prison are being held in overcrowded
accommodation, either doubling up in cells designed for one occupant or being held three to a cell in cells designed for two people.
According to the Prison Reform Trust, Durham is housing 973 inmates when it was designed to hold just 593, making it 164% overcrowded
and the eighth worst on the list.
The official explained that all violators have been given notices to vacate the overcrowded
Almost one million children are trapped in overcrowded
living conditions in England, a housing charity warned today.
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highways and schools.
The most overcrowded
units in Scotland include the Victorian Ailsa hall at Greenock, which is up to 50 per cent above capacity.
In many cases, in fact, overcrowded
classrooms turned out to be in school buildings that had additional space, suggesting that the problem was one of local management.
Provides funds for overcrowded
buildings, supporting school construction and renovation.
The court held that summary judgment was precluded by material issues of fact as to whether the jail physician showed deliberate indifference when he ordered the inmate returned to overcrowded
and ill-ventilated quarters, essentially without treatment.