- HMP Maidstone has an inmate population of about 600
- It is a Category ‘C' training prison that predominantly houses sex offenders from the Kent and Sussex areas.
- Category C prisons are closed but have less internal security.
- The prison also takes in a small number of foreign prisoners with more than 18 months to serve
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