FROM the Great Train Robbery gang to evil Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, HMP Durham has housed some of Britain’s most infamous prisoners. Here, we take a grim peek behind the bars of this notorious jail. Where is HMP Durham? HMP Durham is a Georgian era jail based in Elvet, Couty Durham. Built in 1810, it’s now a Category B man’s jail after women prisoners were moved in 2005 due to overcrowding and suicides. It took its first prisoners in 1819 when the facility had some 600 cells. Between 1869 and 1958, 95 executions took place on the gallows at the prison or Durham court house. How many inmates are there in the prison? As of February last year, Durham prison has been able to hold up to 996 lags. The facility has seven wings plus segregation cells and a healthcare areas. Its a local category B prison which takes both remand and convicted inmates from Durham, Tyneside and Cumbria courts. In January 2018, figures revealed HMP Durham had one of the worst records in the country for the number of deaths in custody. Nine inmates at HMP Durham died in 2017, three of which were suicides, according… Read full this story
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