Measuring the quality of prison life – BME simplified

Whether any difference in survey results from white and BME prisoners is statistically significantly different (i.e. did not occur by chance).

The MQPL survey is undertaken as a part of a rolling three-year programme. The data presented here shows the most recent assessment for each prison establishment.

The data source for this measure is prison performance ratings (annual).

Measuring the quality of prison life – BME simplifiedCount
No significant difference51
Significant difference49



  • Data is not always available for, or applicable to, every prison; and the list of prisons will vary year on year due to closures and newly opened establishments;
  • Prison functions (Male Local etc.) refer to the function of the prison in the most recent year shown. The function of a prison may have been different in previous years;
  • A small number of prisons which are listed separately in the above table are physically co-located and cannot be distinguished on the map;
  • Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2019;
  • Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and database right 2019;
  • The markers on the map are indicative only. For further information on a prison, or for details of a prison's location, please consult the Ministry of Justice prison finder.