Are All UK Prison Walls The Same Height?

Wandsworth Jail

Do UK prison walls have to be a certain height and how is it calculated?

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Do UK prison walls have to be a certain height and how is it calculated? Wayne, Basildon

Answer

Name: Paul, Sheffield

Qualification: Looked into it - works as a nurse in an intensive care unit which is also governed by the standard.

Answer: There is a national standard for prisons, medium secure, low secure and rehabilitation units, governing the size of the wall and the fencing, and what you can have going over the top – like when you can have them curved.

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