British Prisons

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Quick & External

The impatient can jump straight to The Lists of:
(Bail Hostels and below are separate pages.)

Outside this scope, some UK prisoners are held in foreign jails, and some foreign prisoners are held in UK prisons.

Distant

For prisons outside the British Isles, the best starting points are:

Detailed & Internal

Sections containing the starts of Prisons Lists are emboldened below.

British Prisons

Introduction

Blind Justice, mugged by
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(The Lists the impatient can jump straight to have moved to the new restructured Contents. Related external sites have moved with them.)

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This document was last comprehensively revised THUr~21/4/2005AD, with some updates on SATd~22/4/2006AD.
Further tweaks, largely to the search facility, were made as part of a site-wide upgrade on WED~19/3/2008AD.
Regional changes referred to separately under their subheadings.

These lists are a side-effect of The Freedom Campaign, which Highlights and Combats police Corruption/misconduct in the Southwest UK.
This resource is maintained and published independently, in the public interest: 95% of search enquires we/I/they now receive are for information about prisons. We have a Forum airing this sort of thing.

This list of prisons is becoming even more reputable, and not just because Archer has been released. Big updates of this page, both in structure and content, continue to come together, despite much interruption and the best efforts of the local police; god know's what their problem is.

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Announcements

HMP PETERBOROUGH's phone numbers have changed.

Although this directory has not been updated for a while, information has been projected five years into the future, ie around now. Meanwhile, none of our competitors have updated their information for about ten years.

Many more sources of information are available online now than was the case even five years ago, so clearly an update is overdue and there is much more that can be done.

In spite of all that, this directory receives 20,000 visitors a day, so some of you may be interested in a more active conflict-resolution project, "The Wisdom Pages" (who currently get less than that in a whole month):

Different projects may be featured in future... Now let's see if that makes a difference.

In the UK, the Prisons Inspectorate is to merge with four other inspectorates to become HMICJ.
Already, Customs & Excise has merged with The Inland Revenue and various other border regulators, and the HMPS and NPS are merging.
So, this is all part of a theme. Certainly, there is unnecessary and expensive duplication in the UK public sector. There is still excessive spending on artworks and furnishings in offices. Frequent pointless travelling is another commonplace waste. That's all from compulsory taxation, and if you hesitate, they say you're stealing. The sooner this waste goes, the better.

Although the HMPS is now the NOMS, it has still not fully merged with the NPS, per the stated intention. The future status of prison names and bail hostels remain's unstated. The integration with the NPS is to coordinate placement of captives in the community as well as in prison, which newer sentences demand. Currently, the NPS track's twice as many captives outside prison as the HMPS track inside.

Acknowledgements

The English & Welsh section was originally taken from documents and databases maintained by the Home Office, but now bear's little resemblance to them, with all the changes, extra information, and corrections.
Even originally, it bore little resemblance in terms of accessibility, with the prison names and database links in one place here.

Most human knowledge is not published (it's in peoples' heads), and so direct inquiry has replaced much online and library searches, more often to individual establishments than their headquarters.

In particular the following people and groups have been helpful:

Conventions

Scope

All 138 traditional closed prisons in England and Wales are shown here. Recently hitting 100% full, now running at "only" 98.5% full (down again after a rise), and did briefly burst, whatever that entailed, during 2005AD.

The 18 Scottish prisons are also here, among with those of Northern and Southern Ireland, Manx, the Channel Isles, and Remote prisons. That only leave's The Scilly Isles (which are not independent) and the Færøerne Isles (which are). This document is also associated with a list of Open Prisons.

For no good reason, the small number of UK prisons outside England and Wales are looked after by four different agencies (two in Northern Ireland, one for operational prisons, one for "spares").

Other specialist types of prison are also represented, eg mental hospitals and military stockades. Since the Church have independent Courts (aka Ecclesiastical Courts), perhaps there are Church prisons also? (No, those Courts only deal with non-imprisonable problems, such as clashes in the layout of cemeteries. Now mainly invoked in Exemptions in planning law.)
In fact there was one Ecclesiastical Prison on the Isle of Man, but this closed in 1780AD. That's Manx legislation for you: Behind the times, even in the 18th century.

Definitions

A Prison is defined here as a residential facility which the residents are not free to leave.

This is complicated by Open Prisons, where the residents agree not to leave, on pain of agreed consequences. (Hundreds of people a year abscond from Open Prisons anyway. "Please leave your key under your pillow.")

So this definition includes the traditional type of HMP Prison, Open Prisons, Bail Hostels, custody suites in police Stations and under Courts (including their High Security variants), Psychiatric Hospitals, secure schools for children & adolescents, Drying-Out Cells for very-drunk people (none in these countries), Military Stockades, Immigration & Asylum Centres, and anything else falling under the definition.

There are also places of imprisonment which are not listed anywhere, such as some unwanted arranged marriages, naïve foreign nationals held captive and used as slaves by people rich enough to hire help, other human trafficking situations, certain domestic violence situations, victims of kidnapping, and victims of torture. It is not just in other countries where this sort of thing goes on.

Categories

Prisons are split into categories of security. People in prison are assessed according to ability to escape, and placed into corresponding prisons.
These "classic" security categories were invented before devolution, and now are only official in England & Wales. The nearest corresponding categorisation is shown for the other regions.

[M] Maximum Security. Paradoxically these can be B as well as A. Specialist attention is paid here, and they are not many in number.
[A] Where escape must be made "impossible".
[B] From which escape must be made very difficult.
[C] Normal, for not trustable in Open conditions, but lacking the skill and resources to make a determined attempt.
[D] Open conditions. Captives are trusted to return for tea and curfew after work in the community. Differing from Bail Hostels in that more resources, and bigger.

Categories in other parts of the British Isles are not formalised except [M], and the nearest approximations are shown.

Additionally (but not fully added yet outside English & Welsh sections), Female prisons are marked: {F}
Hermaphrodite prisons, ie those containing both [segregated] male and female inmates, are marked: {H}

Each prison's category & gender is shown next to it's entry. Those categories in dotted outline only ([~M] [~A] [~B] [~C] [~D]) are unclear information, solid boxes indicating definite knowns.

In England & Wales, there are only two female open prisons, and two "semi-open", whatever that mean's. Due to there being a relatively small number of female prisons, they are officially uncategorised, ie apart from the categorised ones. However, this is now out-of-step with the explosion in female people being imprisoned, so except a U-turn on this in the near future.

Telephoning

Phone and Fax numbers are given here assuming callers are in the UK. International format is used for Eire, Faroese, and Scottish-Netherlands numbers.

When phoning prisons [or elsewhere], most automated switchboards can be defeated by pressing '0' until you get a person.

Activating the (Call) links by a phone number will call it, if you have VoIP capability, with appropriate software, eg Skype. (These special links do not appear on printouts.)

International

To call international numbers locally:
Eg for +353 (0)7198 53020
Knock off the country code and replace with a zero, (unless there is a zero in brackets immediately after it already).
From inside the Irish Republic, the number would be:
07198 53020

To call UK numbers from overseas:
Eg for (01903) 663000
Knock off the first zero and replace with the UK country code, 44, dialling your local international Access Code first.
The International format would be:
+44 1903 663000
or sometimes:
+44 (0)1903 663000
From Switzerland, the [Intl] Access Code is 00, so you would dial:
0044 1903 663000

Lo-Call and Freephone numbers cannot be called internationally, and, since only international-format numbers can be called through VoIP, these numbers do not have the Call link. (Currently only applies to the SPS HQ.)
(Textphone, minicom, and fax numbers also do not have the Call link. They can be called from overseas, but there is currently no VoIP capability for them.)

National

The table below summarises the codes you should use when calling numbers in a particular country, and the Intl Operator for when in that country.
The [Intl] Access Code for all the below countries is 00.
This is not always the case; eg from Canada, it is 011.

Dialling Codes
CountryCountry
Code
International
Operator
Irish Republic+353114
Faroe Isles+298118
Switzerland+411141
United Kingdom+44155

In Switzerland, the Intl Operator is not available from public kiosks. You cannot usually call one country's Intl Operator from another.

UK Numbers in this sense include the IOM and the Channel Isles, as well as England, Wales, Scotland, and NI.

This summarises countries in the geographic British Isles and the example for comparison. A full international dialling codes reference is available for countries further afield.

Pan-Irish

There are special calling arrangements between Eire and NI: To call the North from the South, you dial 048 plus the number.
Eg:

NI No. from NI: 7776 3311
NI No. from the UK (or NI): 028 7776 3311
NI No. from Switzerland: 0044 28 7776 3311
NI No. from Eire: 048 7776 3311

Navigation

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If available, the phone, fax, and email will also be shown. phone numbers may be dialled online, and email can be launched.
Some prisons have additional information in small type underneath. Any local websites will be mentioned there.

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Abbreviations and Changes are regionalised, as illustrated in the Detailed Contents. For each region there are:

The Specialist prisons for England & Wales are further subdivided, because there are (disturbingly) a lot of them.
Specialist prisons are also subdivided in Scotland, with it's recent building programme of MSUs and expansion of Secure accommodation for children. They are also subdivided in Northern Ireland, to distinguish the newly-shut ones from different types of new establishments.

Prisons are often referred to by their immediate locality, rather than their town/city. For instance, HMP BRISTOL is usually called Horfield Prison.
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A long list of all the references among with further examples and details are in the Linking Index.

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Comment

Prison Life

Sucks. The Home Office site gives an inexcusably cosy account of life inside. UK Prisons suffer from serious overcrowding and 23-hour lockups (despite what they claim), but are still regarded as "soft" compared with prisons in other countries. Due to the overcrowding, captives are shifted between prisons much more often than they used to be. There is no such thing as a nice prison, in any country. Though the death sentence has long been abolished, many people die in UK prisons, mostly by suicide. Prisoners like receiving visitors, letters, and stamps/stationery/phonecards to reply. Prisoner support groups operate pen pal schemes. In Closed prisons, all mail is opened and censored. Visitors are searched, conversations may (I'm not sure) be recorded. None of this stops drugs getting in. Guards ("screws") as far as I am aware, are not searched. Perhaps they should be; the temptation is there. Televisions and lying (that people will be processed promptly) have recently been installed much more widely, including in Vans, reducing the unrest caused by commonplace delay. It is taboo (god knows why; something to do with a conspiracy of unadmitted denial amongst the guilty perhaps;) to ask what other prisoners are in for, at least until you have got to know them. There is a widespread joke that nobody in prison has done anything, which isn't any comfort to the people who really haven't done anything (as distinguished from those whose crimes are exaggerated).
The majority of political prisoners are held in traditional prisons, sometimes (very rarely) with a whole wing to themselves. (Refers to the [alleged] Lockabie bomber, who also has a private helicopter instead of the usual van. Probably this is to appease Libya and International Observers rather than the actual prisoner.)
This information is summarised directly from ex-prisoners, personal experience, and prisoner support groups.

Overcrowding

With it's prisons overloaded, the NOMS is:

But prisons are still overcrowded; the simple problem is that too many people are being inappropriately sent there.

Their contingency plan in case of capacity "bursting" is "locking out to police cells."
Unfortunately, the police say their cells are also full.

Only 4.4% of the prisoners are on HDC instead of in prison, which has dropped since last year; it is supposed to be the growing alternative.
Even with two large new prisons, (460 extra prisoners since last year and 1130 remaining places,) the system could overload again in two years at the current rate of growth.

The Howard League for Penal Reform say prisons already have burst:
The stated capacity itself is overrated. 76 Prisons are operating over their rated space, most of them Cat. B's. HMP LEICESTER is the worst, now running at 190% rated maximum.
Overcrowded prisons cannot perform their education functions and fail to improve crime rates, which mean's more prisoners...

Policy for future expansion of prison capacity has been decided by who won the UK General Election on 5th May 2005AD:

As Labour, against all logic, has continued in power, prison expansion continues. But not fast enough, since capacity overloaded for the first time in UK history shortly after the election.

Distribution Analysis

One continuing reason why this Directory continues to expand is because it is horrifying how many types of prison there are in the British Isles, how full virtually all of them are, and that there is no other reference that lists them all in one place. How many people are locked up? What percentage of the population? And still (justified-reason) muggings and (unjustified-reason) political dissent continue to rise. Just how scared or incompetent (or both), is this Government?

The [British] Government says there are 140 prisons in these islands. So far, I have found over 340.

Here is mapped out the numbers of prisons, split both by type and region:
Since information remains incomplete (or is known to be changing) in several areas, these figures are marked in brackets and greyed-out (and spoken softer).
Other missing information, indicated by query marks "?", is also greyed-out.
For easier scanning, 0 is represented as "-".

Numbers of Prisons
Regions
England
& Wales
Scotland Northern Ireland Isle of Man Channel Isles Irish Republic Faroe Isles All Regions
Custody
Types
Traditional 13818613141 181
Immigration (2)11-??? (4)
Military
/Political
1-1---- 2
Psych. (34)61-?(1)? (42)
Child
Custody
301211?1? (45)
Bail
Hostels
(103)-?1?(3)- (107)
All Types (308)37(10)3(3)(19)(1) (381)

Please Note: Operational prisons only are counted in this table. Bail Hostels are included in these figures, but listed on a separate page. The Scilly Isles are administratively a part of Cornwall, and here included in the figures for England & Wales. Currently the only secure custody on them is one set of police Cells. The smaller, lockup-type Channel Isles prisons of Herm and Alderney are not counted either. Sark is counted, due to it's methods and semi-independence.


Prisons in England & Wales

Regional Agencies

English and Welsh Prisons are looked after by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) (formerly Her Majesty's Prison Service (HMPS)), which is a department of the Home Office.

NOMS Headquarters are at:

The Secretariat,
National Offender Management Service Headquarters,
Cleland House,
Page Street,
LONDON SW1P 4LN
England, Europe
Tel. (020) 7217 6000 (Call)
Fax. (020) 7217 6961
prisons.dg@homeNOSPAMoffice.gsi.gov.uk

There is also an online contact form available.

Local Abbreviations

Some of these are common to all regions.

CSC
Close Supervision Centre, "part of the new approach within the NOMS towards managing highly disruptive prisoners", whatever that mean's, something to do with there being four subcategories of Category A, and CSCs dealing with Category A1.
HDC
Home Detention Curfew (Electronic Tagging)
HIT
High Intensity Training [Centre]
Two were originally piloted for male people aged 18-21.
Only currently operating at HIT THORN CROSS.
Intensive regime, including military drills. 'Was labelled '"boot camp" by the media, although neither of the pilot projects resembled an American "boot camp".
HMP
Her/His Majesty's Prison(s)
HSH
High Security Hospital
aka Secure Unit, Special Hospital, Psychiatric Hospital,
Mental Asylum, Lunatic Asylum.
HSHs are run by the NHS. Essentially a development from Bedlam in London. Bedlam beget Broadmoor, that expanded into Rampton then others which merged as Ashworth.
HMYOI
Presumably stands for Her/His Majesty's Young/Youth Offender's Institution
IC
Intermittent Custody
ICC
Intermittent Custody Centre
The idea being to retain employment and community links.
Current there are two ICCs, at HMP KIRKHAM and HMP MORTON HALL.
IDC
An Immigration Detention Centre, after everybody got upset with the existence of IRCs. As far as I can tell, these are the same thing.
IRC
An Immigration Removal Centre, which the Courts say is not a prison, so it's anybody's guess why the Home Office has classified it as one. Responsibility is shared with the Immigration Service. "Holds appellant and failed asylum seekers."
LASCH
Local Authority Secure Children's Home
Age range 12-16.
LSU
Low Secure Unit
It is far from clear what this mean's; probably no-secure.
They are found attached to psychiatric wards.
MCTC
Military Corrective Training Centre
See also notes about Military Custody under Alternative Custody.
MSU
Medium Secure Unit
MSUs (and, formerly, RSUs) are secure psychiatric hospitals for patients who do not need the level of security found in the High Security Hospitals. Approx. 1700 places exist in the NHS and private hospitals. See also Notes about Secure Units under Alternative Custody.
MTU
Modular Temporary Unit
Temporary type of RTU.
OAC
Observation and Assessment Centre
An old name for a type of LASCH. Now either all closed or changed/merged into LASCHs.
RC
Remand Centre
RSU
Regional Secure Unit
Formerly, the main MSU for a region. Since the NHS is no longer divided into Regions, this term is now obsolete. Since all RSUs were MSUs anyway, some MSUs continue to operate under the delusion that they are RSUs: They didn't suddenly cease to exist, afterall.
Sometimes incorrectly used to refer to an LASCH.
RTU
Ready to Use unit
Quick prison expansions: Prefabricated buildings with bars on the windows.
STC
Secure Training Centre
Age range 12-17. Introduced in 1994AD.
Built on NOMS land, next to existing Prisons.
YTC
Youth Treatment Centre
A type of former Child Prison, now all closed.
They were run by the Department of Health, dealing with disturbed children and borderline mental health.
Opened in the 1970s for ages 10-18. For "Adolescents who have committed grave offences."
YOI
Young/Youth Offender's Institution
Much larger than and with lower ratio of staff to inmates than STCs or LASCHs. Age range 15-21. Military equivalent age range 17-21, because cadets can only be that young when subject to military law.

Privately operated prisons are marked *,
of which there are currently 12 [of the traditional type] in England & Wales.
Those without other marks are under the jurisdiction of the local prison service. Other marks are defined as being under:
(1) The Ministry of Defence. (Military Stockades.)
(2) The Immigration Service (IND). (Asylum claims & 'Detention Centres'.)
§(3) The NHS and the NHS Wales. (Secure Psychiatric Units.)
(4) Child Custody: The Youth Justice System. The Youth Justice Board runs prisons for children. Also used to flag any other institution which imprisons children. Cf. Notes on Child Custody under Alternative Custody.

The Youth Justice Board (for those aged 10-17) runs STCs and LASCHs. (Part of the Juvenile Offenders Unit.)

English & Welsh Changes

Circa June 2003AD, virtually all of the phone/fax numbers altered, fortunately to easier-to-remember ones.

HMP LANCASTER became HMP LANCASTER CASTLE.

Three pairs of prisons seemed illogically to have the same address:

  1. HMP/YOI MOORLAND Split into MOORLAND CLOSED and MOORLAND OPEN, the open part previously being HM/YOI HATFIELD.
    (It would appear the MOORLANDs had separate addresses before they were managed as separate prisons.)
  2. HMP/YOI HIGHPOINT Split into HMP/YOI HIGHPOINT and HMP HIGHPOINT SOUTH.
    Then further split:
  3. HMP GRENDON/SPRING HILL became HMP GRENDON, separated from and HMP SPRING HILL, although retaining some shared resources.

HMP ASHFORD was renamed HMP SHORTWOOD (before it opened, mind).
Residents of Ashford demanded this, shortly followed by people living in Shortwood Road, Ashford, who were less than pleased with the previous change.
So it was renamed again: As HMP BRONZEFIELD, again before it'd opened.

In April 2002AD HMYOI DOVER changed into an IRC, the only one for male people under 18.

HMP HOLLESLEY BAY COLONY further split from HMYOI WARREN HILL, but still shares some phone numbers.

All the promised opening dates for HMP PETERBOROUGH were earlier put forward, twice.

HMP BRONZEFIELD opened.

LASCH THORNBURY HOUSE has been saved from closure.

HMP PETERBOROUGH opened.

HMP THE WEARE, previously thought to be reduced to temporary status, was mothballed last year. It was only intended to be temporary in the first place... 7 years ago. The NOMS wanted to replace it with "quick built units in other prisons." (Probably RTUs). Now they have mothballed it because it's:


Photo available.

On Friday 9th September 2005AD HMP BUCKLEY HALL had a sex change; from female to male.
The HMPS/NOMS says this is "a result of the changing nature of the prison population." In other words, a [gender rebalancing] result of the system overloading.

This section last revised FRId~18/3/2005AD, with some minor revisions on THUr~12/1/2006AD.

Prisons List

HMP ACKLINGTON [C]
Wansbeck Road, Acklington, Nr. Amble,
MORPETH, Northumberland NE65 9XF
Tel. (01670) 762300 (Call)
Fax. (01670) 762301

HMP ALBANY [~B]
55, Parkhurst Road,
Parkhurst, NEWPORT,
Isle of Wight PO30 5RS
Tel. (01983) 556300 (Call)
Fax. (01983) 556301

HMP ALTCOURSE * (opened 1997AD) [A]
Higher Lane, Fazakerley,
LIVERPOOL L9 7LH
Tel. (0151) 522 2000 (Call)
Fax. (0151) 522 2121
Dedicated institution website.

HMP/YOI ASHFIELD *
Shortwood Road, Pucklechurch,
BRISTOL BS16 9QJ
Tel. (0117) 303 8000 (Call)
Fax. (0117) 303 8001
Ages 15-21.
Dedicated institution website.

HMP ASHFORD * (now HMP BRONZEFIELD, opened 17th June 2004AD)

HMP ASHWELL [C]
OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 7LF
Tel. (01572) 774100 (Call)
Fax. (01572) 774101

HMP/YOI ASKHAM GRANGE [D] {F}
Askham Richard, YORK YO23 3FT
Tel. (01904) 772000 (Call)
Fax. (01904) 772001

HMYOI AYLESBURY [B]
Bierton Road, AYLESBURY,
Bucks HP20 1EH
Tel. (01296) 444000 (Call)
Fax. (01296) 444001

HMP BEDFORD [B]
St. Loyes Street,
BEDFORD MK40 1HG
Tel. (01234) 373000 (Call)
Fax. (01234) 373001

HMP BELMARSH [M] [A]
Western Way, Thamesmead,
LONDON SE28 0EB
Tel. (020) 8331 4400 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8331 4401

HMP BIRMINGHAM [B]
Winson Green Road,
BIRMINGHAM B18 4AS
Tel. (0121) 345 2500 (Call)
Fax. (0121) 345 2501

HMP BLAKENHURST * [B]
Hewell Lane, REDDITCH,
Worcestershire B97 6QS
Tel. (01527) 400500 (Call)
Fax. (01527) 400501

HMP BLANTYRE HOUSE [~C] [~D]
Goudhurst, CRANBROOK,
Kent TN17 2NH
Tel. (01580) 213200 (Call)
Fax. (01580) 213201

HMP BLUNDESTON [B]
Lakeside Rise, Blundeston,
LOWESTOFT, Suffolk NR32 5BG
Tel. (01502) 734500 (Call)
Fax. (01502) 734501

HMYOI BRINSFORD [C]
New Road, Featherstone,
WOLVERHAMPTON,
Staffs WV10 7PY
Tel. (01902) 532450 (Call)
Fax. (01902) 532451

HMP BRISTOL [B]
19, Cambridge Road, Horfield,
BRISTOL BS7 8PS
Tel. (0117) 980 8100 (No switchboard) (Call)
Fax. (0117) 980 8153

HMP BRIXTON [B]
PO Box 369, Jebb Avenue,
LONDON SW2 5XF
Tel. (020) 8588 6000 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8588 6283

HMP BROCKHILL [C] {F}
Hewell Grange,
REDDITCH, Worcestershire B97 6RD
Tel. (01527) 552650 (Call)
Fax. (01527) 552651

HMP BRONZEFIELD * (Opened Thursday 17th June 2004AD) [B] {F}
Woodthorpe Road,
Ashford, STAINES
London TW15 3JZ
Tel. (01784) 425690 (Call)
Fax. (01784) 425691
450 places, on the site of the former remand prison.
Dedicated institution website.

HMP BUCKLEY HALL [C]
Buckley Farm Lane, ROCHDALE,
Lancashire OL12 9DP
Tel. (01706) 514300 (Call)
Fax. (01706) 514301

HMP BULLINGDON [B]
PO Box 50,
Patrick Haugh Road, Arncott,
Nr. BICESTER, Oxon OX6 0PZ
Tel. (01869) 353100 (Call)
Fax. (01869) 353101

HMYOI BULLWOOD HALL {F}
High Road, HOCKLEY, Essex SS5 4TE
Tel. (01702) 562800 (Call)
Fax. (01702) 562801

HMP CAMP HILL [C]
High Road,
Parkhurst, NEWPORT,
Isle of Wight PO30 5PB
Tel. (01983) 554600 (Call)
Fax. (01983) 554761

HMP CANTERBURY [~C]
46, Longport, CANTERBURY,
Kent CT1 1PJ
Tel. (01227) 862800 (Call)
Fax. (01227) 862801

HMP/RC CARDIFF [B]
Knox Road, CARDIFF CF24 0UG
Tel. (029) 2043 3100 (Call)
Fax. (029) 2043 3318

HMP/YOI CASTINGTON [~C]
Wansbeck Road, Acklington, Nr. Amble,
MORPETH, Northumberland NE65 9XG
Tel. (01670) 762100 (Call)
Fax. (01670) 762101

HMP CHANNINGS WOOD [C]
Denbury, NEWTON ABBOT,
Devon TQ12 6DW
Tel. (01803) 814600 (Call)
Fax. (01803) 814601

HMP/YOI CHELMSFORD [B]
200, Springfield Road, CHELMSFORD,
Essex CM2 6LQ
Tel. (01245) 272000 (Call)
Fax. (01245) 272001

HMP COLDINGLEY [C]
Shaftesbury Road, Bisley,
WOKING, Surrey GU24 9EX
Tel. (01483) 804300 (Call)
Fax. (01483) 804301

HMP COOKHAM WOOD {F}
Sir Evelyn Road, Chatham,
ROCHESTER, Kent ME1 3LU
Tel. (01634) 202500 (Call)
Fax. (01634) 202501

HMP DARTMOOR [C]
Princetown, YELVERTON,
Devon PL20 6RR
Tel. (01822) 892000 (Call)
Fax. (01822) 892001

HMYOI DEERBOLT [~C]
Bowes Road, BARNARD CASTLE,
County Durham DL12 9BG
Tel. (01833) 633200 (Call)
Fax. (01833) 633201

HMP/YOI DONCASTER * [A]
Off North Bridge, Marshgate,
DONCASTER, South Yorkshire DN5 8UX
Tel. (01302) 760870 (Call)
Fax. (01302) 760851
Dedicated institution website.

HMP DORCHESTER [B] [C]
North Square, DORCHESTER,
Dorset DT1 1JD
Tel. (01305) 214500 (Call)
Fax. (01305) 214501

HMP DOVEGATE * (Opened July 2001AD) [B]
off Moreton Lane,
Marchington, UTTOXETER,
Staffordshire
ST14 8XR
Tel. (01283) 829400/820000 (Call)
Fax. (01283) 820066

HMP DOWNVIEW {F}
Highdown Lane, off Sutton Lane,
Belmont, SUTTON,
Surrey/London SM2 5PD
Tel. (020) 8929 3300 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8929 3301 d

HMP/YOI DRAKE HALL [~C] [~D] {F}
Patterson Avenue,
Sturbridge, Nr. Eccleshall,
STAFFORD, Staffordshire ST21 6LQ
Tel. (01785) 858100 (Call)
Fax. (01785) 858010

HMP DURHAM [M] [A] [B] {H}
19b, Old Elvet, DURHAM DH1 3HU
Tel. (0191) 332 3400 (Call)
Fax. (0191) 332 3401

HMP/YOI EAST SUTTON PARK [D] {F}
Sutton Valence, MAIDSTONE,
Kent ME17 3DF
Tel. (01622) 845000 (Call)
Fax. (01622) 845002

HMP/YOI EASTWOOD PARK {F}
Falfield, WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE,
Gloucestershire GL12 8DB
Tel. (01454) 382100 (Call)
Fax. (01454) 382101

HMP/YOI EDMUNDS HILL [A] [B] [C] [~D] {F}
(formerly HMP/YOI HIGHPOINT NORTH)
Stradishall, NEWMARKET,
Suffolk CB8 9YG
Tel. (01440) 823100 (Call)
Fax. (01440) 823099

HMP ELMLEY [C]
Church Road, Eastchurch,
SHEERNESS, Isle of Sheppey,
Kent ME12 4DZ
Tel. (01795) 882000 (Call)
Fax. (01795) 882001

HMP ERLESTOKE [C]
DEVIZES, Wiltshire SN10 5TU
Tel. (01380) 814250 (Call)
Fax. (01380) 814273

HMP EVERTHORPE [C]
BROUGH, East Yorkshire HU15 1RB
Tel. (01430) 426500 (Call)
Fax. (01430) 426501

HMP/YOI EXETER [B]
New North Road, EXETER,
Devon EX4 4EX
Tel. (01392) 415650 (Call)
Fax. (01392) 415651

HMP FEATHERSTONE [C]
New Road, WOLVERHAMPTON,
Staffs WV10 7PU
Tel. (01902) 703000 (Call)
Fax. (01902) 703001

HMYOI/RC FELTHAM [~C]
Bedfont Road, FELTHAM,
Middlesex TW13 4ND
Tel. (020) 8844 5000 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8844 5001

HMP FORD [D]
ARUNDEL, West Sussex BN18 0BX
Tel. (01903) 663000 (Call)
Fax. (01903) 663001

HMP/YOI FOREST BANK * [B] [~C]
Agecroft Road, Pendlebury,
MANCHESTER M27 8FB
Tel. (0161) 925 7000 (Call)
Fax. (0161) 925 7001
Dedicated institution website.

HMP FOSTON HALL {F}
Foston, DERBY, Derbyshire DE65 5DN
Tel. (01283) 584300 (Call)
Fax. (01283) 584301

HMP FRANKLAND [M] [A]
Brasside, DURHAM DH1 5YD
Tel. (0191) 332 3000 (Call)
Fax. (0191) 332 3001

HMP FULL SUTTON [M] [A] [B]
Full Sutton, YORK YO41 1PS
Tel. (01759) 375100 (Call)
Fax. (01759) 371206 (General Office: Specify intended Dept. on correspondence)

HMP GARTH [B]
Ulnes Walton Lane, Leyland,
PRESTON, Lancashire PR26 8NE
Tel. (01772) 443300 (Call)
Fax. (01772) 443301

HMP GARTREE [B]
Gallow Field Road,
MARKET HARBOROUGH,
Leicestershire LE16 7RP
Tel. (01858) 436600 (Call)
Fax. (01858) 436601

HMYOI/RC GLEN PARVA [~C]
10, Tigers Road, Wigston,
LEICESTER LE18 4TN
Tel. (0116) 264 3100 (Call)
Fax. (0116) 264 3000

HMP/YOI GLOUCESTER [B]
Barrack Square, GLOUCESTER GL1 2JN
Tel. (01452) 453000 (Call)
Fax. (01452) 453001

HMP GRENDON (see HMP SPRING HILL) [B]
Edgcott,
AYLESBURY, Bucks HP18 0TL
Tel. (01296) 443000 (Shared with HMP SPRING HILL) (Call)
Fax. (01296) 443001

HMP/YOI GUYS MARSH [C]
SHAFTESBURY, Dorset SP7 0AH
Tel. (01747) 856400 (Call)
Fax. (01747) 856401

HM/YOI HATFIELD (now HMP/YOI MOORLAND OPEN)

HMP HAVERIGG [C]
MILLOM, Cumbria LA18 4NA
Tel. (01229) 713000 (Call)
Fax. (01229) 713001

HMP HEWELL GRANGE [D]
REDDITCH, Worcs B97 6QQ
Tel. (01527) 552000 (Call)
Fax. (01527) 552001

HMP HIGH DOWN [~M] [A]
Highdown Lane, off Sutton Lane,
Belmont, SUTTON,
Surrey/London SM2 5PJ
Tel. (020) 8722 6300 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8722 6301

HMP HIGHPOINT [C]
(formerly HMP HIGHPOINT SOUTH)
Stradishall, NEWMARKET,
Suffolk CB8 9YG
Tel. 01440 823100 (Call)
Fax. 01440 823099/823092

HMP/YOI HIGHPOINT NORTH (now HMP/YOI EDMUNDS HILL)

HMP HIGHPOINT SOUTH (now HMP HIGHPOINT)

HMP HINDLEY [~C]
Gibson Street, Bickershaw, WIGAN,
Lancashire WN2 5TH
Tel. (01942) 855000 (Call)
Fax. (01942) 855001

HMP/YOI HOLLESLEY BAY (see HMYOI WARREN HILL) [D]
Rectory Road, Hollesley,
WOODBRIDGE, Suffolk IP12 3JW
Tel. (01394) 412400 (Shared with HMYOI WARREN HILL) (Call)
Fax. (01394) 410115

HMP/YOI HOLLOWAY {F}
Parkhurst Road, LONDON N7 0NU
Tel. (020) 7979 4400 (Call)
Fax. (020) 7979 4401

HMP HOLME HOUSE [B]
Holme House Road,
STOCKTON-ON-TEES,
Cleveland TS18 2QU
Tel. (01642) 744000 (Call)
Fax. (01642) 744001

HMP HULL [~M] [~A] [B]
Hedon Road, HULL,
North Humberside HU9 5LS
Tel. (01482) 282200 (Call)
Fax. (01482) 282400

HMYOI HUNTERCOMBE [C]
Huntercombe Place, Nuffield,
HENLEY-ON-THAMES,
Oxfordshire RG9 5SB
Tel. (01491) 643100 (Call)
Fax. (01491) 643101

HMP KINGSTON [B]
122, Milton Road, PORTSMOUTH,
Hampshire PO3 6AS
Tel. (023) 9289 1100 (Call)
Fax. (023) 9289 1181

HMP KIRKHAM [D]
Freckleton Road, PRESTON,
Lancashire PR4 2RN
Tel. (01772) 675400 (Call)
Fax. (01772) 675401

HMP KIRKLEVINGTON GRANGE [C] [D]
YARM, Cleveland TS15 9PA
Tel. (01642) 792600 (Call)
Fax. (01642) 792601

HMP LANCASTER CASTLE [C]
The Castle, LANCASTER, Lancashire LA1 1YL
Tel. (01524) 385100 (Call)
Fax. (01524) 385101

HMP/YOI LANCASTER FARMS [~C]
Far Moor Lane, Stone Row Head,
off Quernmore Road, LANCASTER,
Lancashire LA1 3QZ
Tel. (01524) 563450 (Call)
Fax. (01524) 563451

HMP LATCHMERE HOUSE [C] [D]
Church Road, Ham Common,
RICHMOND, Surrey TW10 5HH
Tel. (020) 8588 6650 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8588 6698

HMP LEEDS [B]
2, Gloucester Terrace,
Armley, LEEDS, West Yorkshire LS12 2TJ
Tel. (0113) 203 2600 (Call)
Fax. (0113) 203 2601

HMP LEICESTER [B]
Welford Road, LEICESTER LE2 7AJ
Tel. (0116) 228 3000 (Call)
Fax. (0116) 228 3001

HMP/YOI LEWES [B]
1, Brighton Road,
LEWES, East Sussex BN7 1EA
Tel. (01273) 405100 (Call)
Fax. (01273) 405101

HMP LEYHILL [D]
Cromhall, WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE,
Gloucestershire GL12 8BT
Tel. (01454) 264000 (Call)
Fax. (01454) 264001

HMP LINCOLN [C]
Greetwell Road, LINCOLN LN2 4BD
Tel. (01522) 663000 (Call)
Fax. (01522) 663001

HMP LINDHOLME [C]
Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse,
DONCASTER DN7 6EE
Tel. (01302) 848700 (Call)
Fax. (01302) 848750

HMP LITTLEHEY [C]
Crow Spinney Lane,
West Perry, HUNTINGDON,
Cambridgeshire PE28 0SR
Tel. (01480) 333000 (Call)
Fax. (01480) 333001

HMP LIVERPOOL [B]
68, Hornby Road, LIVERPOOL L9 3DF
Tel. (0151) 530 4000 (Call)
Fax. (0151) 530 4001

HMP LONG LARTIN [M] [B]
South Littleton, EVESHAM,
Worcestershire WR11 8TZ
Tel. (01386) 835100 (Call)
Fax. (01386) 835101

HMP LOWDHAM GRANGE * [B]
Lowdham, NOTTINGHAM,
Nottinghamshire NG14 7DA
Tel. (0115) 966 9200 (Call)
Fax. (0115) 966 9220

HMYOI LOW NEWTON [B] [C] {F}
Finchale Avenue, Framwellgate Moor,
Brasside, DURHAM DH1 5SD
Tel. (0191) 376 4000 (Call)
Fax. (0191) 376 4001

HMP MAIDSTONE [B]
36, County Road, MAIDSTONE,
Kent ME14 1UZ
Tel. (01622) 775300 (Call)
Fax. (01622) 775301

HMP MANCHESTER [~A]
Southall Street, Strangeways,
MANCHESTER M60 9AH
Tel. (0161) 817 5600 (Call)
Fax. (0161) 817 5601

HMP/YOI MOORLAND CLOSED [C]
Bawtry Road, Nr. Hatfield Woodhouse,
DONCASTER, South Yorkshire DN7 6BW
Tel. (01302) 523000 (Call)
Fax. (01302) 523001

HMP/YOI MOORLAND OPEN [D]
(formerly HM/YOI HATFIELD)
Thorne Road, Hatfield, DONCASTER,
South Yorkshire DN7 6EL
Tel. (01405) 746500 (Call)
Fax. (01405) 746501

HMP MORTON HALL [~C] [~D] {F}
Swinderby, LINCOLN LN6 9PT
Tel. (01522) 866700 (Call)
Fax. (01522) 866750

HMP THE MOUNT [C]
Molyneaux Avenue, Bovingdon,
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD,
Herts HP3 0NZ
Tel. (01442) 836300 (Call)
Fax. (01442) 836301

HMP/YOI NEW HALL {F}
Dial Wood, Flockton, WAKEFIELD,
West Yorkshire WF4 4AX
Tel. (01924) 844200 (Call)
Fax. (01924) 844201

HMYOI NORTHALLERTON [~C]
15a, East Road, NORTHALLERTON,
North Yorkshire DL6 1NW
Tel. (01609) 785100 (Call)
Fax. (01609) 785101

HMP NORTH SEA CAMP [D]
Croppers Lane,
Freiston, BOSTON,
Lincolnshire PE22 0QX
Tel. (01205) 769300 (Call)
Fax. (01205) 769301

HMP/YOI NORWICH [B] [C]
Knox Road, Mousehold,
NORWICH, Norfolk NR1 4LU
Tel. (01603) 708600 (Call)
Fax. (01603) 708601

HMP NOTTINGHAM [B]
Perry Road, Sherwood,
NOTTINGHAM NG5 3AG
Tel. (0115) 872 3000 (Call)
Fax. (0115) 872 3001

HMYOI ONLEY [~C]
Willoughby, RUGBY,
Warwickshire CV23 8AP
Tel. (01788) 523400 (Call)
Fax. (01788) 523401

HMP/YOI PARC * [B]
Heol Hopcyn John, Coity,
BRIDGEND, Mid-Glamorgan CF35 6AR
Tel. (01656) 300200 (Call)
Fax. (01656) 300201
Dedicated institution website.

HMP PARKHURST [B]
Clissold Road,
Parkhurst, NEWPORT,
Isle of Wight PO30 5NX
Tel. (01983) 554000 (Call)
Fax. (01983) 554001

HMP PENTONVILLE [B]
Caledonian Road, LONDON N7 8TT
Tel. (020) 7023 7000 (Call)
Fax. (020) 7023 7001

HMP PETERBOROUGH * (opened Easter Monday 28th March 2005AD) [B] {H}
Saville Road,
Westwood,
PETERBOROUGH,
Cambridgeshire PE3 7PD
Tel. (01733) 217500 (Call)
Fax. (01733) 217501
Capacity 840, segregated into 480 male "blue side" places and 360 female "red side" places.

HMYOI PORTLAND [~C]
Easton, PORTLAND, Dorset DT5 1DF
Tel. (01305) 825600 (Call)
Fax. (01305) 825601

HMP/YOI PRESCOED
47, Maryport Street, USK, Gwent
NP15 1XP
Tel. (01291) 675000 (Call)
Fax. (01291) 672197 (General Office: Specify intended Dept. on correspondence)

HMP PRESTON [~B]
2 Ribbleton Lane, PRESTON,
Lancashire PR1 5AB
Tel. (01772) 444550 (Call)
Fax. (01772) 444551

HMP RANBY [C]
A620 Straight Mile Road,
Nr. Ranby, RETFORD,
Nottinghamshire DN22 8EU
Tel. (01777) 862000 (Call)
Fax. (01777) 862001

HMYOI & RC READING [~C]
Forbury Road, READING, Berks RG1 3HY
Tel. (0118) 908 5000 (Call)
Fax. (0118) 908 5001

HMP RISLEY [C]
617, Warrington Road,
Risley, WARRINGTON,
Cheshire WA3 6BP
Tel. (01925) 733000 (Call)
Fax. (01925) 763959/733002

HMP ROCHESTER [~C] [~D]
1 Fort Road, ROCHESTER,
Kent ME1 3QS
Tel. (01634) 838100 (Call)
Fax. (01634) 838101

HMP RYE HILL * (Opened Jan 2001AD) [B]
Willoughby, RUGBY
Warwickshire CV23 8SZ
Tel. (01788) 523300 (Call)
Fax. (01788) 523311
Dedicated institution website.

HMP SEND [C] {F}
Ripley Road, Send, WOKING,
Surrey GU23 7LJ
Tel. (01483) 471000 (Call)
Fax. (01483) 471001

HMP SHEPTON MALLET [C]
Cornhill, SHEPTON MALLET,
Somerset BA4 5LU
Tel. (01749) 823300 (Call)
Fax. (01749) 823301

HMP SHORTWOOD * (now HMP BRONZEFIELD, opened 17th June 2004AD)

HMP SHREWSBURY [B]
The Dana, SHREWSBURY,
Shropshire SY1 2HR
Tel. (01743) 273000 (Call)
Fax. (01743) 273001

HMP SPRING HILL (see HMP GRENDON) [D]
Edgcott,
AYLESBURY, Bucks HP18 0TH
Tel. (01296) 443000 (Shared with HMP GRENDON) (Call)
Fax. (01296) 443002

HMP STAFFORD [C]
54, Gaol Road, STAFFORD ST16 3AW
Tel. (01785) 773000 (Call)
Fax. (01785) 773001

HMP STANDFORD HILL [D]
Church Road, Eastchurch,
SHEERNESS, Isle of Sheppey,
Kent ME12 4AA
Tel. (01795) 884500 (Call)
Fax. (01795) 884638

HMP STOCKEN [C]
Stocken Hall Road, Stretton,
OAKHAM, Rutland LE15 7RD
Tel. (01780) 485100 (Call)
Fax. (01780) 410767

HMYOI STOKE HEATH [~C]
Stoke Heath, MARKET DRAYTON,
Shropshire TF9 2JL
Tel. (01630) 636000 (Call)
Fax. (01630) 636001

HMP/YOI STYAL {F}
Styal, WILMSLOW, Cheshire SK9 4HR
Tel. (01625) 553000 (Call)
Fax. (01625) 553001

HMP SUDBURY [D]
Sudbury,
ASHBOURNE, Derbyshire DE6 5HW
Tel. (01283) 584000 (Call)
Fax. (01283) 584001

HMP SWALESIDE [B]
Barbazon Road, Eastchurch,
SHEERNESS, Isle of Sheppey,
Kent ME12 4AX
Tel. (01795) 884100 (Call)
Fax. (01795) 884200

HMP SWANSEA [B]
200, Oystermouth Road, SWANSEA,
West Glamorgan SA1 3SR
Tel. (01792) 485300 (Call)
Fax. (01792) 485301

HMYOI SWINFEN HALL [~C]
Swinfen, LICHFIELD, Staffs WS14 9QS
Tel. (01543) 484000 (Call)
Fax. (01543) 484001

HMYOI THORN CROSS [D]
Arley Road, Appleton Thorn,
WARRINGTON, Cheshire WA4 4RL
Tel. (01925) 805100 (Call)
Fax. (01925) 805101
Contains HIT THORN CROSS (opened July 1996AD) aka "Thorn Cross High Intensity Training Centre",
as one of the five units making up the prison.
Less extreme than but similar to HMYOI COLCHESTER.
Prisoners designated "Young Offenders" from other YOIs may volunteer for the HIT regime,
which is Cat. D, like the rest of the prison.

HMP THORP ARCH (see HMP Wealstun)

HMP USK [C] [D]
47, Maryport Street, USK, Gwent
NP15 1XP
Tel. (01291) 671600 (Call)
Fax. (01291) 671752

HMP THE VERNE [C]
The Verne, PORTLAND, Dorset DT5 1EQ
Tel. (01305) 825000 (Call)
Fax. (01305) 825001

HMP WAKEFIELD [M] [~A]
5 Love Lane, WAKEFIELD,
West Yorkshire WF2 9AG
Tel. (01924) 246000 (Call)
Fax. (01924) 246001

HMP WANDSWORTH [B]
PO Box 757, Heathfield Road,
Wandsworth LONDON SW18 3HS
Tel. (020) 8588 4000 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8588 4001

HMYOI WARREN HILL (see HMP/YOI HOLLESLEY BAY) [C]
Rectory Road, Hollesley,
WOODBRIDGE, Suffolk IP12 3JW
Tel. (01394) 412400 (Shared with HMP/YOI HOLLESLEY BAY) (Call)
Fax. (01394) 412767

HMP WAYLAND [C]
Griston, THETFORD, Norfolk IP25 6RL
Tel. (01953) 858100 (Call)
Fax. (01953) 858220

HMP WEALSTUN [C] [D]
WETHERBY, West Yorkshire LS23 7AZ
Tel. (01937) 848500 (Call)
Fax. (01937) 848501
Has absorbed the former HMP THORP ARCH.

HMP THE WEARE (opened June 1997AD, mothballed 2005AD) [C]
Portland Dock, Rotherham Road,
Fortuneswell,
PORTLAND, Dorset DT5 1PZ
Tel. (01305) 825400 (Call)
Fax. (01305) 825401
There was a possibility it would be used as emergency contingency accommodation, but no decision has been taken on it's future, and no schedule for a decision has been set. Meanwhile, it remain's staffed because you can't mothball a ship the same way you would a building. Presumably, it will eventually have to be sold to someone, and they will have to sail it away, much to the relief of the townspeople of Portland.

HMP WELLINGBOROUGH [C]
Millers Park, Doddington Road,
WELLINGBOROUGH, Northants
NN8 2NH
Tel. (01933) 232700 (Call)
Fax. (01933) 232701

HMYOI WERRINGTON(4) [~B] (see under entry in Child Custody)

HMYOI WETHERBY [~C]
York Road, WETHERBY,
West Yorkshire LS22 5ED
Tel. (01937) 544200 (Call)
Fax. (01937) 544201

HMP WHATTON [C]
14, Cromwell Road, NOTTINGHAM
NG13 9FQ
Tel. (01949) 859200 (Call)
Fax. (01949) 859201

HMP WHITEMOOR [M] [~A] [B]
Longhill Road, MARCH,
Cambs PE15 0PR
Tel. (01354) 602350 (Call)
Fax. (01354) 602351

HMP WINCHESTER [B]
Romsey Road, WINCHESTER,
Hampshire SO22 5DF
Tel. (01962) 723000 (Call)
Fax. (01962) 723001

HMP WOLDS * [B]
Sands Lane, Everthorpe,
BROUGH, East Yorkshire HU15 2JZ
Tel. (01430) 421588 (Call)
Fax. (01430) 421589
Dedicated institution website.

HMP WOODHILL [M] [A]
Tattenhoe Street,
Woodhill, MILTON KEYNES,
Bucks MK4 4DA
Tel. (01908) 722000 (Call)
Fax. (01908) 722001

HMP WORMWOOD SCRUBS [B]
PO Box 757, Du Cane Road,
LONDON W12 0AE
Tel. (020) 8588 3200 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8588 3201

HMP WYMOTT [C]
Ulnes Walton Lane, Leyland,
PRESTON PR26 8LW
Tel. (01772) 444000 (Call)
Fax. (01772) 444001

Specialist Prisons

Immigration & Asylum Centres

This subsection last revised 2003AD, and known to have substantially changed since then.

IRC DOVER [C]
The Citadel, Western Heights,
DOVER, Kent CT17 9DR
Tel. (01304) 246400 (Call)
Fax. (01304) 246401

IRC HASLAR [C]
2, Dolphin Way, GOSPORT,
Hampshire PO12 2AW
Tel. (023) 9260 4000 (Call)
Fax. (023) 9260 4001

Military Custody

Military law is different from civilian law; personnel can be arrested for being in a fight, and other things not normally illegal.

This subsection last revised THUr~4/11/2004AD.

MCTC COLCHESTER(1) [B] [C] {H}
Berechurch Hall Road,
COLCHESTER,
Essex CO2 9NU
Tel. (01206) 783473 (Visitors) (Call)
Tel. (01206) 783556 (Questions) (Call)
Fax. (01206) 783503
aka "The Glasshouse". Only takes military prisoners (land, air, & sea). Disturbingly, the Iraqi prisons are run by the staff (156 Provost Company) based here.
Inside the Cat. C prison is the Cat. B "C Block". There is also the farming "Pig Unit" and an assault course.
During a recent shortage of manpower, 150 fully armed prisoners spent two days fighting mock battles in the woods around the firing range outside the prison.
The large, open, partly wooded site has no perimeter wall, but armed soldiers patrol the grounds. (Hopefully lost Ramblers coming the other way are treated kindly.) Usually servicemen have all their possessions taken away on entry, including watches and wedding rings.
Also acts as a kind of YOI by taking army cadets (aged 17-21), as required.
Open-seeming conditions, but definitely not Open Category: Prisoners may not visit town under curfew. These conditions also apply/applied to HMYOI COLCHESTER.

HMYOI COLCHESTER(1) (opened February 1997AD, supposedly closed 31st March 1998AD) [C] {H}
Berechurch Hall Road,
COLCHESTER,
Essex CO2 9NU
Originally similar to HIT THORN CROSS, the MOD made a separate building available within the grounds of the MCTC. Civilian inmates wore army uniforms. The governor was the commandant of the MCTC.
Conflicting reports say this still operates for army cadets only, which has been officially denied, so it might be true. More research is needed. It is certainly now closed to civilian detainees.
The military claim's the building is currently empty.

Psychiatric Jurisprudence

As in Jurisdiction. And if you think that's obscure, it's usually called "Forensic Psychiatry" in the British Isles.

This subsection last revised THUr~6/4/2006AD, and known to be lacking in listing MSUs, which have evaded attempts to list them comprehensively.

HSH ASHWORTH EAST §(3) (opened circa 1920AD) [B] {H}
School Lane,
Parkbourn, Maghull,
LIVERPOOL L31 1HW
Tel. (0151) 473 0303 (Call)
communications@merseyNOSPAMcare.nhs.uk
Formerly called Moss Side. 9 wards.
Catchment: North England, Wales, West Midlands and NW London.

HSH ASHWORTH NORTH §(3) (opened in stages 1974AD-1984AD) [~M] [A] {H}
School Lane,
Parkbourn, Maghull,
LIVERPOOL L31 1HW
Tel. (0151) 473 0303 (Call)
communications@merseyNOSPAMcare.nhs.uk
Formerly called Park Lane. 17 wards. Originally built to relieve overcrowding at Broadmoor. Catchment: North England, Wales, West Midlands and NW London.

HSH ASHWORTH SOUTH §(3) (opened 1933AD, closed 1995AD) [B] {H}
Formerly part of Moss Side, the original hospital at Ashworth, which comprised what is now Ashworth South and Ashworth East. Plans (1999AD) to build a prison there. HSH Moss Side and HSH Park Lane merged in 1990AD as HSH Ashworth. 100 Metres from Junction 1 of the M58.

HSH BROADMOOR HOSPITAL §(3) [~B] {H}
The Terrace, Upper Broadmoor Road,
CROWTHORNE,
Berkshire RG45 7EG
Tel. (01344) 773111 (Call)
Fax. (01344) 754179
Some prisons contain two or three mini-prisons inside them. Broadmoor has 23, and likes to call them "houses". The only other prison service to do this is NI.
"Local bowls clubs come into the hospital to play patients on the terrace greens."

MSU CANE HILL §(3) [~B] [C]
Brighton Road,
Coulsdon, CROYDON,
Kent CR5 3YL
Tel. (01737) 758300 (Call)
Fax. (01737) 551287
The postal address is misleading: It's in South London.

MSU CHADWICK LODGE *§(3) (opened 1997AD) [~B] [C] {H}
Chadwick Drive,
Eaglestone, MILTON KEYNES,
Buckinghamshire MK6 5LS
Tel. (01908) 608600 (Call)
Fax. (01908) 593200
Also treat's survivors of trauma.

MSU COASTLANDS §(3) [~B] [C] {H}
Northgate Hospital,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk NR30 1BU
Tel. (01493) 337718 (Call)
Tel. (01493) 337813 (Textphone)
Fax. (01493) 337754
cameron.thomson@nwmNOSPAMhp.nhs.uk

MSU CROZIER TERRACE §(3) [~B] [C]
1, Crozier Terrace,
Hackney,
LONDON E9 6BE
Tel. (020) 8919 8447 (Call)

MSU DENIS HILL §(3) (opened 5th April 1985AD) [C] {H}
Bethlem Royal Hospital,
Orchard Road, Beckenham,
KENT BR3 3BX
Tel. (020) 8776 4239 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8777 4933
The postal address is misleading: It is in Bromley, SE London.
It will replaced in 2008AD by a larger unit, also within the hospital grounds.

MSU EDENFIELD Centre §(3) [B] {H}
Prestwich Hospital,
Valley Park Road,
off Bury New Rd (A56),
Prestwich, MANCHESTER
M25 3BL
Tel. (0161) 773 9121 (Call)
Fax. (0161) 772 3639
mike.doyle@edenfield.bstNOSPAMmht.nhs.uk

MSU FROMESIDE §(3) (opened 1993AD, expanded 4th April 2006AD) [C] {H}
Blackberry Hill Hospital,
Manor Road, Fishponds,
BRISTOL BS16 2EW
Tel. (0117) 902 5526 (Call)
Tel. (0117) 902 5564 (Women's Service) (Call)
carol.bowes@awpNOSPAM.nhs.uk
les.petrie@awpNOSPAM.nhs.uk (Women's Service)
On the south bank of the River Frome in North Bristol's Staple Hill area.
Expanded from 27 to 80 beds, including a new Women's Service, called Teign Ward. (The original service was male only.)
A massive new building immediately to the west of Blackberry Hill Hospital. Series of courtyards branching off from a central street.

MSU GUILD LODGE §(3) (opened July 1999AD) [~B] [C] {F}
Guild Park, Whittingham Lane,
Goosnargh, PRESTON
Lancashire PR3 2JH
Tel. (01772) 406600 (Call)
May also be known as MSU LANGDALE,
which it directly replaced.
Has an attached male LSU.

MSU LANGDALE §(3) (closed) [~B] [C] {H}
Whittingham Hospital,
Whittingham Lane,
Goosnargh, PRESTON
Lancashire PR3 3JH
aka The Langdale Unit.

HSH RAMPTON HOSPITAL §(3) [~M] [~A] [B] {H}
Flemming Drive,
Woodbeck, RETFORD,
Nottinghamshire DN22 0PD
ian.tennant@nottNOSPAMshc.nhs.uk
marie.greenberry@nottNOSPAMshc.nhs.uk (Women's Directorate)
Tel. (01777) 248321 (Call)
Tel. (01777) 247407 (Women's Directorate) (Call)
Fax. (01777) 248442
400 Patients. Now has an extra high-security wing for 100 more with "Personality Disorder". Also house's the Women's Directorate, a precursor to a new national resource for all female people under psychiatric jurisprudence.

MSU RAVENSWOOD §(3) [~B] [C]
Ravenswood House,
Knowle Hospital,
FAREHAM, Hampshire
PO17 5NA
Tel. (01329) 836000 (Call)
Fax. (01329) 834780

MSU REASIDE Clinic §(3) [~B] [C] {H}
Reaside Drive,
Birmingham Great Park,
Bristol Road South,
Rubery, BIRMINGHAM
B45 9BE
Tel. (0121) 453 6161 (Call)
The largest NHS MSU in the UK, closely modelled on the Dr. Henri Van der Hoeven Clinic in Utrecht, Netherlands.
Has just installed a "Staff Location system" which is able to identify their exact position "when in fear of being attacked by a patient."

RSU SCOTT CLINIC §(3) [C] {H}
Rainhill Road,
ST. HELENS, Merseyside
WA9 5BD
Tel. (0151) 430 6300 (Call)
Fax. (0151) 430 8147
Hilary.Lomas@mersyNOSPAMcare.NHS.uk
Short-stay, high number of admissions per year.

MSU WALLINGFORD Clinic §(3) (closed April 2001AD) [C] {H}
Fair Mile Hospital,
Reading Road,
Cholsey, WALLINGFORD,
Oxfordshire OX10 9HH
A maternity hospital now operates from the site.

Child Prisons

These are really Adolescent Prisons (split into LASCHs and STCs), people under 13 requiring Health Secretary (John Reid MP) approval to be imprisoned. Following devolution, LASCHs and STCs in Wales require the approval of the First Minister, Rhodri Morgan AM. However, the YJB still has responsibility for the commissioning and purchasing of all juvenile secure accommodation throughout England and Wales.

STCs have higher security than LASCHs, as they tend to be larger and on bigger sites. The average capacity of an STC is 80.
Information on LASCHs just added, primarily from the new NOMS document collection, compared against SAN data.
SAN's assistance has been invaluable in this section's re-research.

Current providers of child/adolescent prisons wish to move towards types of schools, on the grounds this is in the best interests of the people imprisoned in terms of their welfare and rehabilitation. The Government wishes to move toward full prisons, purely on the grounds that this would be cheaper. Of course, it won't be cheaper in the long run.

Only institutions exclusively taking children are listed in this section; for this reason HMYOI WERRINGTON has been moved here, but the YOIs are staying under the main section, because they can also house adults. (Searching the text for YOI will find them, or any other relevant criteria for that matter.)

Secure Children's Homes are sometimes referred to as Regional Secure Units, which is annoying, because they are completely different types of institution! LASCHs only take mentally healthy people under the age of 18, RSUs [and MSUs] only take mentally ill people over 17 years old.

This subsection last revised WED~11/1/2006AD.

LASCH ALDINE HOUSE(4) [C] {H}
75, Limb Lane,
Dore, SHEFFIELD S17 3ES
aldine.house@sheffieldNOSPAM.gov.uk
Tel. (0114) 262 1160 (Call)
Fax. (0114) 262 1260
Capacity 8.

LASCH ATKINSON UNIT(4) (opened late 1970s, rebuilt 1996AD) [C] {H}
Atkinson Close,
Beacon Lane,
EXETER, Devon EX4 8NA
Tel. (01392) 251449 (Call)
Fax. (01392) 494207
mgraham@devonNOSPAM.gov.uk
Specialism in under-age pregnancy. Capacity 16.

LASCH AYCLIFFE(4) [C] {H}
Copelaw,
NEWTON AYCLIFFE,
County Durham DL5 6JB
Tel. (01325) 375600 (Call)
Fax. (01325) 375735 (daytime)
Fax. (01325) 307942 (out of hours)
colin.barker@durhamNOSPAM.gov.uk
Capacity 38.

LASCH BARTON MOSS(4) [C]
Barton Moss Road,
Chat Moss, Eccles,
MANCHESTER M30 7RL
Tel. (0161) 707 2402 (Call)
Fax. (0161) 707 2835
mike.lowry@salfordNOSPAM.gov.uk
Capacity 20.

LASCH BEECHFIELD(4) [C] {H}
Effingham Road,
Copthorne, CRAWLEY,
West Sussex RH10 3HZ
Tel. (01342) 712309 (Call)
Fax. (01342) 717332
jfarrow@westNOSPAMsussex.gov.uk
Capacity 6. Aged 10-15, 9 with Secretary of State approval.
Specialism in absconding, drugs, victims of abuse by prostitution.

STC BRENTWOOD *(4) (never opened) [B] {H}
Nr. St. Charles Road,
off Weald Road,
BRENTWOOD, Essex
CM14 4TP
Proposed capacity 40, for ages 12-17,
On the site of YTC ST. CHARLES.
Plans dropped July 2004AD
(was scheduled to open autumn 2005AD).
-Which probably mean's another STC will pop up elsewhere.

LASCH BRIARS HAY(4) (closed May 2003AD) [C]
Mill Lane,
Rainhill,
ST. HELENS,
Merseyside L35 6NE

LASCH BRUNEL UNIT(4) (closed 2003AD) [C]
125c, Market Street,
Clay Cross,
CHESTERFIELD,
Derbyshire S45 9LX
Formerly called MARKET STREET CHILDREN'S HOME.

LASCH CLARE LODGE(4) [C] {F}
104, Welmore Road, Glinton,
PETERBOROUGH, Cambridgeshire
PE6 7LU Tel. (01733) 253246 (Call)
Fax. (01733) 253565
maureen.oconnell@peterNOSPAMborough.gov.uk
Formerly called OAC SALTERS.
Specialism in psychiatric services. Capacity 16.

LASCH CLAYFIELDS HOUSE(4) [C] {H}
18-20, Moorbridge Lane,
Stapleford, NOTTINGHAM NG9 8GU
Tel. (0115) 917 0010 (Call)
Fax. (0115) 917 0011
richard.murray@nottsccNOSPAM.gov.uk
Capacity 36. They are now aware that their website has vanished.

LASCH DALES HOUSE(4) (closed Late September 2004AD) [C]
Normoss Road,
Flyde Community, BLACKPOOL
Lancashire FY3 0BE

LASCH EARLSWOOD(4) (opened May 1992AD) [C] {H}
18, Gravelly Hill North,
Erdington, BIRMINGHAM,
West Midlands B23 6BQ
Tel. (0121) 464 6401 (Call)
Fax. (0121) 464 6402
julian.l.mason@birminghamNOSPAM.gov.uk
Formerly called ST. JOHN'S COMMUNITY HOME SCHOOL.
Capacity 8. Aged 13-17, or under by approval from the Secretary of State.

LASCH EAST MOOR(4) [C]
East Moor Lane,
Adel, LEEDS,
West Yorkshire LS16 8EB
Tel. (0113) 261 0031 (Call)
Fax. (0113) 267 2218
francis.n'jie@leedsNOSPAM.gov.uk
Capacity 36.

OAC FAIRFIELD LODGE (now renamed and merged as LASCH SWANWICK LODGE)

LASCH GLADSTONE HOUSE(4) [C]
Dyson Hall Campus,
Higher Lane, Fazakerly,
LIVERPOOL L9 7HB
Tel. (0151) 233 1455 (Call)
Tel. 07734 327196 (Call)
Fax. (0151) 233 1464
alastair.davidson@liverpoolNOSPAM.gov.uk
Formerly called OAC DYSON HALL.

OAC GLEN HOUSE (now renamed and merged as LASCH SWANWICK LODGE)

YTC GLENTHORNE(4) (opened in 1978AD, closed 2000AD) [~C] {H}
Kingsbury Road,
Erdington,
BIRMINGHAM B24 9SA
Capacity 30, ages 13-17. Unit manager was Juliet Orridge,
who went on to run LASCH EARLSWOOD.

STC GLYNNEATH *(4) (opening early 2007AD) [B] {H}
Nr. Derifach (B4242),
Glynneath Business Park,
Cwmgwrach, Glyn-Neath,
Vale of Neath, NEATH,
Neath & Port Talbot SA11 5PY
Planned Capacity 80-100. Name and address actually
are finalised, but a new postcode may appear.
No phone lines in yet.

STC HASSOCKFIELD *(4) (opened September 1999AD) [B] {H}
Corbridge Road, Medomsley,
CONSETT, County Durham
DH8 6QY
Tel. (01207) 565600 (Call)
Fax. (01207) 565625

LASCH HILLSIDE(4) (opened 1996AD) [C] {H}
off Burnside, Cimla, NEATH,
Neath & Port Talbot SA11 1UL
Tel. (01639) 641648 (Call)
Fax. (01639) 620236
w.c.davies@nptNOSPAM.gov.uk
Capacity 22. Ages 12-17.

LASCH KYLOE HOUSE(4) [C] {H}
Netherton Park,
Stannington, MORPETH,
Northumberland NE61 6DE
Tel. (01670) 785900 (Call)
Fax. (01670) 785902
kmacdonald@northumberNOSPAMland.gov.uk
Formerly called THE ELM UNIT. Capacity 12.
Specialisms: Young children and female management.

LASCH LANSDOWNE(4) [C] {H}
Hawks Town Close,
Hawks Road, Magham,
HAILSHAM,
East Sussex BN27 1HT
Tel. (01323) 843771 (Call)
Fax. (01323) 849235
hugh.fairless@eastsussexccNOSPAM.gov.uk

LASCH LEVERTON HALL(4) [C]
Dark Lane,
Nr. Great Warley,
BRENTWOOD,
Essex CM14 5LL
Tel. (01277) 233588 (Call)
Fax. (01277) 232473
geoff.darwin@essexccNOSPAM.gov.uk
Capacity 16.

LASCH LINCOLNSHIRE(4) [C] {H}
Rookery Avenue,
SLEAFORD,
Lincolnshire NG34 7TY
Tel. (01529) 414300 (Call)
Fax. (01529) 414600
paul.cooney@lincolnshireNOSPAM.gov.uk
Formerly called KESTEVEN HOUSE. Capacity 9.

STC MEDWAY *(4) (opened April 1998AD) [B] {H}
off Sir Evelyn Road,
Chatham, ROCHESTER,
Kent ME1 3YB
Tel. (01634) 823300 (Call)
Fax. (01634) 823306
medway@reboundNOSPAMecd.com
Ages 12-16.

STC OAKHILL *(4) (opened August 2004AD) [B] {H}
Tattenhoe Street,
Woodhill, MILTON KEYNES,
Bucks MK5 6AH
Tel. (01908) 866000 (Call)
Fax. (01908) 866076
Director: Michael Hardy. Despite being next to
maximum security HMP WOODHILL, Oakhill is the same
security rating as all the other STCs.

LASCH ORCHARD LODGE(4) [C] [D]
within grounds of Orchard School,
William Booth Road, Anerley,
LONDON SE20 8BG
Tel. (020) 8402 9696 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8402 9697
barryr@orchardlodgeNOSPAM.org.uk
Over 50 different nationalities are represented on
the staff, meeting linguistic and cultural needs.
Capacity: 24 Closed, 9 Open.

STC RAINSBROOK *(4) (opened July 1999AD) [B] {H}
Willoughby, Nr. RUGBY,
Warwickshire CV23 8SY
Tel. (01788) 528800 (Call)
Fax. (01788) 815056
rainsbrook@reboundNOSPAMecd.com

LASCH RED BANK(4) [C]
Winwick Road,
NEWTON-LE-WILLOWS,
Merseyside WA12 8EA
Tel. (01925) 224621 (Call)
Fax. (01925) 220710
andycopp@sthelensNOSPAM.gov.uk
Will not accept higher risk. Capacity 29.

LASCH REDSANDS(4) [C]
Oak House,
251, Crewe Road,
Willaston, NANTWICH,
Cheshire CW5 6NE
Tel. (01270) 664116 (Call)
Fax. (01270) 664116
moralesjd@cheshireNOSPAM.gov.uk
Formerly called RED SANDS CHILDREN'S CENTRE.

LASCH ST. CATHERINE'S *(4) [C] [D] {F}
off Blackbrook Road,
Blackbrook, ST. HELENS,
Merseyside WA11 9RJ
Tel. (01744) 606119 (Call)
Fax. (01744) 606201
st.catherines@nugentcareNOSPAM.org
The only privately-run (by a charity) LASCH. Capacity 17.
Specialism in victims of abuse by prostitution.
A national [in other words unique] resource.

YTC ST. CHARLES(4) (opened 1972AD, closed 1995AD) [~C] {H}
Nr. St. Charles Road,
off Weald Road,
BRENTWOOD, Essex
CM14 4TP
Capacity 40. STC BRENTWOOD Was proposed
to be built on the site.

LASCH ST. JOHN'S(4) [C] {H}
St. John's Road,
Tiffield, TOWCESTER,
Northamptonshire NN12 8AA
Tel. (01604) 858113 (Call)
Fax. (01604) 859758
jheynes@northamptonshireNOSPAM.gov.uk
Formerly called ST. JOHN'S CENTRE.
Specialism in victims of prostitution and under-age pregnancy.

LASCH STAMFORD HOUSE(4) (closed 2003AD) [C]
206, Goldhawk Road,
Sheppards Bush,
LONDON W12 9PA

STOKE HOUSE(4) (closed 1999AD) [~C]
Lloyd Crescent,
Wyken,
COVENTRY CV2 5NY
[Was] aka THE COVENTRY UNIT.

LASCH SUTTON PLACE(4) (opened April 1992AD) [C] {H}
347, Saltshouse Road,
HULL, North Humberside HU8 9HR
Tel. (01482) 374186 (Call)
Fax. (01482) 712173
roy.walker@hullccNOSPAM.gov.uk
Aged 12-17. Capacity 10.

LASCH SWANWICK LODGE(4) [C] {H}
Glen Road, off Swanwick Lane,
Lower Swanwick, SOUTHAMPTON,
Hampshire SO31 7HD
Tel. (01489) 581913 (Call)
Fax. (01489) 572921
stuart.ashley@hantsNOSPAM.gov.uk
Formed from a merger of OAC FAIRFIELD LODGE and
OAC GLEN HOUSE (old names). Capacity 16.

LASCH THORNBURY HOUSE(4) [C]
40, The Moors,
KIDLINGTON,
Oxon OX5 2AL
Tel. (01865) 373153 (Call)
Fax. (01865) 842348
office@thornburyNOSPAMhouse.co.uk

LASCH VINNEY GREEN(4) [C] {H}
Emersons Green Lane,
Mangotsfield, Nr. BRISTOL,
South Gloucestershire
BS16 7AA
Tel. (0117) 970 2286 (Call)
Fax. (0117) 970 2326
keith.smith@southglosNOSPAM.gov.uk
Specialism in mental health and drug provision.
Capacity 20.

LASCH WATLING HOUSE(4) (opened 1996AD) [C] {H}
Watling Street,
Gailey, STAFFORD,
Staffordshire ST19 5PR
Tel. (01902) 798220 (Call)
Fax. (01902) 798224
steve.feaver@staffordshireNOSPAM.gov.uk
Specialism in "attachment difficulties". Capacity 12. Aged 10-18.

HMYOI WERRINGTON(4) [~B]
Werrington, STOKE-ON-TRENT,
Staffordshire ST9 0DX
Tel. (01782) 463300 (Call)
Fax. (01782) 463301
'Werrington is a unique full-prison, housing only juveniles.
Cf. fuller note in the section introductory text, above.



Prisons in Scotland

Regional Agency

Scottish Prisons are looked after by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), under the Scottish Executive (the devolved Scottish equivalent of the Home Office).
This data has been primarily extracted from the SPS Prison Directory, now a map, which strangely is not copyrighted like the NOMS site.
There are 18 Scottish [traditional] prisons, including the two inside one of them. Five (not counted) have closed in recent times.

The maximum-security prison HMP Shotts is complicated by having two smaller independent prisons within itself:

The SPS has three administrative sites:

Local Abbreviations

As for English & Welsh abbreviations, except:

HMP&I
HMP & Institution
HMU
HM Unit
HSH
High Security Hospital
Run by the NHS in Scotland.
LAH
Local Authority Home
The old equivalent of LASCHs in Scotland.
NIC
National Induction Centre
RI
Remand Institution
RS
Residential School
The new equivalent of LASCHs in Scotland.
YOI
Young Offenders' Institution

Prisons marked * are privately run.
Those without other marks are under the jurisdiction of the local prison service. Other marks are defined as being under:
(1) The Ministry of Defence. (Military Stockades.)
(2) The Immigration Service (IND). (Asylum claims & 'Detention Centres'.)
§(3) The NHS Scotland. (Secure Psychiatric Units.)

Scottish Changes

In May 2002AD the two prisons near Dundee (HMP CASTLE HUNTLY and HMP NORANSIDE) acquired a single Governor, integrating all the Scottish Open prisons.
During 2004AD, they combined their phone numbers, and the SPS noticed and corrected some oddities in their address database.

HMP DUNGAVEL, has become an Immigration Centre. In 2003AD, inside HMP SHOTTS, the Shotts Unit closed and KERR HOUSE opened.

This section last revised late February 2007AD.

Prisons List

HMP BARLINNIE [B]
81, Lee Avenue,
Barlinnie,
GLASGOW G33 2QX
Tel. (0141) 770 2000 (Call)
Fax. (0141) 770 2060
Known locally as "Bar-L".

HMP BOWHOUSE * [A]
Mauchline Road,
Bowhouse, KILMARNOCK,
East Ayrshire KA1 5AA
Tel. (01563) 548800 (Call)
Fax. (01563) 548845

HMP CASTLE HUNTLY [D]
Longforgan,
DUNDEE, Angus DD2 5HL
Tel. (01382) 319333 (Call)
Fax. (01382) 360510

HMP CORNTON VALE [~B] [C] {F}
Cornton Road,
STIRLING, Stirling FK9 5NU
Tel. (01786) 832591 (Call)
Fax. (01786) 833597

HMP CRAIGINCHES [C] {H}
4, Grampian Place,
Craiginches, ABERDEEN
Aberdeenshire AB11 8FN
Tel. (01224) 238300 (Call)
Fax. (01224) 896209

HMP DUMFRIES [C] {H}
Terregles Street,
DUMFRIES,
Dumfries & Galloway DG2 9AX
Tel. (01387) 261218 (Call)
Fax. (01387) 264144

HMP DUNGAVEL (closed see IDC DUNGAVEL)

HMP EDINBURGH [C]
33, Stenhouse Road,
EDINBURGH EH11 3LN
Tel. (0131) 444 3000 (Call)
Fax. (0131) 444 3045
aka Saughton Prison.

HMP FRIARTON (closed) 81, Edinburgh Road, PERTH,
Perthshire & Kinross PH2 8DW
Tel. (01738) 625885 (Call)
Fax. (01738) 630544

HMP GLENOCHIL [A] [B] [~C]
King O'Muir Road,
Tullibody, ALLOA,
Clackmannanshire FK10 3AD
Tel. (01259) 760471 (Call)
Fax. (01259) 762003

HMP GREENOCK [C] {H}
85, Old Inverkip Road, Gateside, GREENOCK,
Inverclyde PA16 9AJ
Tel. (01475) 787801 (Call)
Fax. (01475) 783154

HMP KERR HOUSE (opened May 2003AD) [C]
HMP Shotts
Newmill & Canthill Road,
SHOTTS,
North Lanarkshire ML7 4LE

HM RI LONGRIGGEND (closed) Nr. AIRDRIE,
North Lanarkshire ML6 7TL
Tel. (01236) 830392 (Call)
Fax. (01236) 830717

HMP LOW MOSS [B] [C]
190, Crosshill Road,
Bishopbriggs,
GLASGOW G64 2QB
Tel. (0141) 762 4848 (Call)
Fax. (0141) 772 6903

HMP NORANSIDE [D]
Fern,
FORFAR,
Angus DD8 3QY
Tel. (01382) 319333 (Call)
Fax. (01356) 650245

HMP PENNINGHAME (closed) NEWTON STEWART,
Dumfries & Galloway DG8 6RG
Tel. (01671) 402886 (Call)
Fax. (01671) 403470

HMP PERTH [A] [C]
3, Edinburgh Road,
PERTH,
Perthshire & Kinross PH2 8AT
Tel. (01738) 622293 (Call)
Fax. (01738) 630545

HMP PETERHEAD [A] [B]
South Road,
PETERHEAD,
Aberdeenshire AB42 2YY
Tel. (01779) 479101 (Call)
Fax. (01779) 470529

HMU PETERHEAD (The Peterhead Unit) (closed (mothballed)) South Road,
PETERHEAD,
Aberdeenshire AB42 2YY
Tel. (01779) 475328 (Call)
Fax. (01779) 481388

HMYOI POLMONT [B] [C]
Redding Road,
Brightons, FALKIRK,
Stirlingshire FK2 0AB
Tel. (01324) 711558 (Call)
Fax. (01324) 714919

HMP PORTERFIELD [C] [~D] {H}
Duffy Drive,
INVERNESS,
Highland IV2 3HH
Tel. (01463) 229000 (Call)
Fax. (01463) 229010

HMP SHOTTS [M] [A]
Newmill & Canthill Road,
SHOTTS,
North Lanarkshire ML7 4LE
Tel. (01501) 824000 (Captives cannot be called directly) (Call)
Fax. (01501) 824001

HMP SHOTTS NIC (National Induction Centre) [A] [~B]
HMP Shotts
Newmill & Canthill Road,
SHOTTS,
North Lanarkshire ML7 4LE
Tel. (01501) 824120 (Call)
Fax. (01501) 824121

HMU SHOTTS (The Shotts Unit) (closed January 2003AD)
HMP Shotts
Newmill & Canthill Road,
SHOTTS,
North Lanarkshire ML7 4LE

Specialist Prisons

Immigration & Asylum Centres

This subsection last revised 2004AD.

IDC DUNGAVEL(4) (formerly HMP DUNGAVEL) Dungavel House,
STRATHAVEN,
South Lanarkshire ML10 6RF
Tel. (01357) 440371 (Call)
Fax. (01357) 440225

Political Custody

This subsection last revised TUEs~2/11/2004AD.

HMP ZEIST (opened April 1999AD, closed March 2002AD) [M] [~A]
The Scottish Courts in the Netherlands,
Kamp van Zeist,
Postbus 1990,
3700 BZ Zeist,

The Netherlands
(6 Spaces, 2 used.)
Temporary remand prison, Lockerbie trial.
Bomb- and Tank- -Proof.
This was in Scottish territory, strange though that may seem.
Now reverted to Netherlands ownership.
It closed when Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's Appeal was rejected.
Former NATO base & airfield.

Psychiatric Jurisprudence

The Scottish Executive has said there is a need for 5 MSUs in Scotland, to alleviate the bed-blocking situation in HSH CARSTAIRS. (Since Scotland had no prior MSUs when there were both RSUs and MSUs in England & Wales, these MSUs take to role of MSUs formerly referred to as RSUs.)

This subsection last revised FRId~29/10/2004AD.

MSU BLAIR UNIT §(3) [~B] [C] {H}
Royal Cornhill Hospital,
Grampian University NHS Trust,
Cornhill Road, ABERDEEN
Aberdeenshire AB9 2ZH
Tel. (01224) 663131 Ext. 57443 (Call)
Fax. (01224) 646201
This really is called the Blair Unit.

HSH THE STATE HOSPITAL §(3) [~M] [~A] [B] {H}
110, Lampits Road,
Carstairs Junction,
Nr. Carstairs, LANARK,
South Lanarkshire ML11 8RP
Tel. (01555) 840293 (Call)
Fax. (01555) 840024
info@tshNOSPAM.scot.nhs.uk
Catchment of Scotland and related islands, NI, and Northern England. 11 wards.

MSU PERTH §(3) [~B] [C] {H}
Murray Royal Hospital,
Muirhall Road,
Kinnoull, PERTH,
Perthshire & Kinross PH2 7BH
Tel. (01738) 621151 (Call)
Fax. (01738) 442630
Erratum: This was previously thought to be called MSU DENNIS HILL, but that now seem's to have been an indexing error.

MSU ORCHARD CLINIC §(3) [~B] [C] {H}
Royal Edinburgh Hospital,
51, Morningside Place,
Morningside,
EDINBURGH EH10 5HF
Tel. (0131) 537 6438 (Call)
Fax. (0131) 537 6117

MSU PAISLEY §(3) (opening 2005AD-2009AD) [~B] [C] {H}
Dykebar Hospital
Grahamston Road,
Dykebar, PAISLEY,
Renfrewshire PA2 7DE
Tel. (0141) 884 5122 (Call)
Fax. (0141) 884 5425
renver-pct@scotNOSPAM.nhs.uk
Currently a psychiatric hospital; being redeveloped as an MSU. Proposed capacity: 36.

MSU STOBHILL §(3) (opening 2005AD-2008AD) [~B] [C] {H}
Stobhill NHS Trust Hospital,
133, Balornock Road,
Springburn,
GLASGOW G21 3UW
Tel. (0141) 201 3161 (Call)
Fax. (0141) 201 3162
Planned Capacity 40 medium security, 34 low security.

Child Prisons

These are really Adolescent Prisons: LAHs and RSs, which are really two names for the same thing.

Most Scottish child prisons have attached Open units, a good thing, which "Close Support Unit" is a Scottish term for. The majority of places are in 3 large units (All RSs): ROSSIE, ST. MARY'S KENMURE, and KERELAW. Total capacity is being expanded in a programme scheduled to complete in 2007AD.

This subsection last revised TUEs~2/11/2004AD.

LAH THE ELMS(4) (opened December 2000AD) [C] [D] {H}
Elm Court,
317, South Road,
Lochee, DUNDEE,
Angus DD2 2RT
Tel. (01382) 436730 (Call)
Fax. (01382) 436742
secureunit.elms@dundeeNOSPAMcity.gov.uk
Senior Officer: Mr. Bert Sandeman
Capacity: 4 Secure, 5 Open. Ages 12-18.
Currently the only combined Secure and Close Support unit,
intended to stop the need for admission to secure accommodation,
or to provide aftercare.

RS GOOD SHEPHERD *(4) (New provision opening 2007AD) [C] [D] {F}
Greenock Road,
BISHOPTON,
Renfrewshire PA7 5PF
Tel. (01505) 862814 (Call)
Fax. (01505) 864167
Principal: Mr. Fergus McCann
Capacity: 12 Secure, 12 Open. Ages 12-18.
"The only female-only accommodation in Scotland."

LAH HOWDENHALL *(4) [C] [~D] {H}
Braid Unit,
39, Howdenhall Road,
EDINBURGH EH16 6TY
Tel. (0131) 664 8488 (Call)
Fax. (0131) 664 3549
Head: Mr. Andy Marjoribanks
Capacity: 5 Secure, 5 Open.
Operated by Edinburgh Secure Services
on behalf of Edinburgh City Council.

RS KERELAW (Secure Unit)(4) [C] [D] {H}
Kerelaw Campus,
Kerelaw Road,
STEVENSTON,
North Ayrshire KA20 4JY
Tel. (01294) 606500 (Call)
Fax. (01294) 606505
jim.hunter@sw.glasNOSPAMgow.gov.uk
Head: Mr. J Hunter
Capacity: 24 Secure, 50 Open.
Plans for rebuilding (by the end of 2007AD):
To 12 Secure, 62 Open. Ages 12-16.

RS KIBBLE *(4) (New provision opening 2007AD) [C] [~D]
Goudie Street, PAISLEY,
Renfrewshire PA3 2LG
Tel. (0141) 889 0044 (Call)
Fax. (0141) 887 6694
mailbox@kibNOSPAMble.org
Ages 12-16, capacity 16; 18 by 2007AD.
Normally operates at full capacity.

RS LINN MOOR *(4) [~C] [D] {H}
Nr. PETERCULTER,
Aberdeen,
Aberdeenshire AB14 0PJ
Tel. (01224) 732246 (Call)
Fax. (01224) 735261
johnd@linnmoorNOSPAMschool.co.uk
Head: Mr. J. Davidson
Ages 5-18, Capacity 30.
All their students have learning difficulties.
Mainly Open accommodation, therefore may not qualify as a prison.

RS OAKBANK *(4) [C] [~D] {H}
Midstocket Road,
ABERDEEN,
Aberdeenshire AB15 5XP
Tel. (01224) 313347 (Call)
Fax. (01224) 312017
Ages 12-18. Capacity circa 41.

RS ROSSIE Secure Accommodation Services *(4) (opened May 1857AD) [C] [D] {H}
Westerton,
Nr. MONTROSE,
Angus DD10 9TW
Tel. (01674) 820204 (Call)
Fax. (01674) 820249
Chief Executive: Ms. Erinna McNeil
Capacity: 25 Secure, 5 Open.
(Reducing to 18 Secure, 4 Open, by the end of 2007AD.)
Ages 12-16. Used to be called Rossie School.
Very large isolated rural campus 5 miles from Montrose.
Their Open unit is called Forth House.
One of three large secure units in Scotland.

LAH ST. KATHERINE'S *(4) [C] [~D]
Guthrie Unit,
29b, Balmwell Terrace
EDINBURGH EH16 6PS
Tel. (0131) 672 1109 (Call)
Fax. (0131) 666 2979
Acting Manager: Mr. Frank Phelan
Capacity: 7 Secure, 8 Open.
Operated by Edinburgh Secure Services
on behalf of Edinburgh City Council.

RS ST. MARY'S KENMURE *(4) (Poss. opened 2001AD) [~B] [C] [D] {H}
St. Mary's Road,
Bishopbriggs, GLASGOW,
East Dunbartonshire G64 2EH
Tel. (0141) 586 1200 (Call)
Fax. (0141) 586 1224
Principal: Mr. B. Duffy
Capacity 30 Secure, 6 Open. Ages 11-18.
Scotland's largest child prison.

RS ST. PHILIP'S *(4) (opened 1970AD, expanded November 2005AD) [C] [D]
Beechwood House,
Plains, by AIRDRIE,
North Lanarkshire ML6 7SF
Tel. (01236) 765407 (Call)
Fax. (01236) 755637
Head: Mr. P. Hanrahan
Capacity: 42 Secure, 25 Open.
Ages 12-16. Currently there is a non-secure residential school here.

RS SPRINGBOIG ST. JOHN'S *(4) [C] [D]
1190, Edinburgh Road,
Shettleston, GLASGOW G33 4EH
Tel. (0141) 774 9791 (Call)
Fax. (0141) 774 4613
Principal: Mr. W. Fitzgerald
Capacity: ?? Secure, 34 Open. Ages 14-17.



Prisons in Northern Ireland

Regional Agencies

Prisons in Northern Ireland are run by the NIPS and the NIE (Currently suspended, along with the NI Assembly.).
These are both executive agencies of the NIO. This is primarily based on the NIPS List of Prisons.

After the Good Friday Agreement (April 1998AD), the release of paramilitary prisoners led to a reduction in the size of the Prison Service.
There is no overcrowding.

HMP MAZE and HMP BELFAST transferred to the Northern Ireland Executive on THUr~2/5/2002AD. Today the NIPS retains 3 prison sites.

Interestingly, the NIPS website notes that:
"cell doors are fitted with an inundation point which allows staff to extinguish a fire without opening the cell door."
Let's hope it doesn't suffocate the inmates into the bargain. They like to call prisons "houses".

Bizarrely, NI has no secure hospital accommodation, where you would've thought demand would be highest; nothing personal. Carstairs' catchment area includes NI.

Northern Ireland Prison Service Headquarters
Dundonald House,
Upper Newtownards Road,
BELFAST BT4 3SU
Tel. (028) 9052 5065 (General enquires) (Call)
Tel. (028) 9052 2922 (Call)
Fax. (028) 9052 5100
info@niprisonNOSPAMservice.gov.uk
(Dundonald House is on the Stormont Estate.)

There is also a staff training facility:

PSC Millisle
Woburn House, Ballywalter Road,
Millisle, NEWTOWNARDS,
Co. Down BT22 2HX
Tel. (028) 9186 3000 (Call)
The Services training college on the outskirts of Millisle.
Apparently on the site of a former borstal.

Regional custody/policing in NI provided by the PSNI.

This section last revised mid January 2006AD.

Local Abbreviations

As for English & Welsh abbreviations, except:

HMYOC
His/Her Majesty's Young Offenders' Centre
YOC
Young Offenders' Centre
IDU
Immigration Detention Unit. Northern-Irish IRC.
PSC
Prison Service College
JJC
Juvenile Justice Centre
Northern Irish equiv. of an STC.
Formerly know as Training Schools.

Prisons marked * are privately run.
Those without other marks are under the jurisdiction of the local prison service. Other marks are defined as being under:
(2) The Immigration Service (IND). (Asylum claims & 'Detention Centres'.)
§(3) The NHS NI. (Secure Psychiatric Units.)
(4) Child Custody: The Youth Justice System. The Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland (YJANI) runs prisons for children. Also used to flag any other institution which imprisons children. Cf. Notes on Child Custody under Alternative Custody.

Northern Irish Changes

In July 2003 JJC LISNEVIN and JJC RATHGAEL amalgamated on the Bangor [Rathgael] site. The education department within it is now known as Rowan College.

After its closure in 1996AD, HMP BELFAST became a museum. But since then, it came back into service as IDU CRUMLIN ROAD in 2004AD.

There seem to have been some other shifts in the provisions for male and female immigration detainees in NI around this time.

In June 2004AD, all female captives were moved from part of HMP MAGHABERRY called Mourne House, to HMYOC HYDEBANK WOOD, which changed denominations from a HMYOC to a HMP & YOC, to reflect its' full prison role for adult female inmates.

Prisons List

HMP BELFAST (closed March 1996AD) [~C]
Landscape Terrace,
Crumlin Road (A52),
BELFAST BT14 6AD
Since being turned into a museum, this is now back in service as a new IDU.

HMP FOYLEVIEW [C]
HMP MAGILLIGAN, Point Road, Magilligan,
LIMAVADY,
Co. (London)derry BT49 0LR
Inside HMP MAGILLIGAN.

HMP & YOC HYDEBANK WOOD [~C] {H}
Hospital Road,
Hydebank Wood,
BELFAST BT8 8NA
Tel. (028) 9025 3666 (Call)
Fax. (028) 9025 3668
Hold's male people aged 15-24, and all female captives.

HMP & IDC MAGHABERRY(2) [A]
17, Old Road,
Upper Ballinderry,
LISBURN, Co. Antrim BT28 2PT
Tel. (028) 9261 1888 (Call)
Fax. (028) 9261 9516
In May 2001AD began to accommodate immigration detainees, but most of these are now in IDU CRUMLIN ROAD

HMP MAGILLIGAN [B] [C]
Point Road, Magilligan,
LIMAVADY,
Co. (London)derry BT49 0LR
Tel. (028) 7776 3311 (Call)
Fax. (028) 7772 0307
Contains the Cat. C. "Foyleview" for some near the end of their sentence.

Specialist Prisons

Immigration & Asylum Centres

This subsection last revised SATd~25/2/2006AD.

IDU CRUMLIN ROAD(2) (opened 22nd June 2004AD) [~C]
Landscape Terrace,
Crumlin Road (A52),
BELFAST BT14 6AD
Tel. (028) 9075 8302 (Call)
Fax. (028) 9074 0442
On the site of the former HMP BELFAST.

Political Custody

By some definitions, all NI prisons should be in this section. However, only HMP MAZE was built specifically for political custody, as opposed to criminal custody. In other words, who the Government think's should be in prison, as opposed to whom the Courts think should be. Of course, some people fell/fall into both categories.

This subsection last revised SATd~25/2/2006AD.

HMP MAZE (Opened 1971AD-1972AD, Mothballed September 2000AD) [M]
Halftown Road, Maze,
LISBURN,
Co. Antrim BT27 5RF
Closed following the GFA. Part of it continues as contingency accommodation in case of fire or riot in other prisons.
The Maze used to hold political prisoners, as a result of Internment Without Trial, from 1971AD to 2000AD. aka Long Kesh Detention Centre, after the former RAF base.
A monitoring group has looked at possible regeneration of the site.
They recommended an International Centre for Conflict Transformation and a multi-sports stadium. But don't hold your breath:
"Decisions are matters for Ministers to decide."
"Development may well continue to 2015AD and beyond."

Psychiatric Jurisprudence

This subsection last revised THUr~23/2/2006AD.

RSU SHANNON CLINIC §(3) (opened 5th April 2005AD) [~B] [C] {H}
Knockbracken Healthcare Park,
Saintfield Road,
BELFAST BT8 8BH
Tel. (028) 9056 5641 (Call)
Tel. (028) 9056 5656 (24Hr) (Call)
Although this is designated as an RSU, there are no MSUs in NI, and it's security rating is not quite up to full RSU standards.

Child Prisons

In Northern Ireland the age of criminal responsibility is 10.

This subsection last revised SATd~25/2/2006AD.

JJC LISNEVIN(4) (closed 2001AD-2003AD) [C]
2, Drumfad Road,
Millisle,
NEWTOWNARDS,
Co. Down BT22 2JQ
Formerly called Lisnevin Training School. Took ages 10-17.

JJC NORTHERN IRELAND(4) (opened July 2003AD) [C] {H}
School Avenue, Newtownards Road (A21),
BANGOR, Co. Down
BT19 1TA
Tel. (028) 9127 2244 (Call)
Fax. (028) 9127 1579
jjc@yjani.goNOSPAMv.uk
Built on the site of the former JJC RATHGAEL.
aka JJCNI (Juvenile Justice Centre for Northern Ireland).
Intensive Support unit and five other units, referred to as Houses.

JJC ST. PATRICK'S(4) (closed 2000AD-2001AD) [~C]
Glen Road (A55),
West Belfast,
BELFAST, Co. Antrim
BT11 8BX
Formerly called St. Patrick's Training School,
then St. Patrick's Youth Justice Services.
Took ages 10-17. There appear's now to be a non-custodial
residential facility operating on the same site, with
the same staff.

JJC RATHGAEL(4) (closed 2002AD-2003AD) [~C] {F}
School Avenue, Newtownards Road (A21),
BANGOR, Co. Down
BT19 1TA
aka Rathgael Juvenile Justice Centre.
The JJCNI opened on the same site.



Prisons on the Isle of Man (Manx)

There is only one proper prison on the Isle of Man, and it is so bad it prompted a visit from the CPT.
Since then the overpopulation has been thinned out and an RTU installed in the meagre available space. However, the prison buildings are well below modern standards, and slopping out with insufficient heating/ventilation persists. For some reason, exercise is banned in the exercise yard.
Prisoner transfer off-Island is opposed by imprisoned natives.

A new prison is under construction on the former site of Jurby Airfield in the north of the island.
Some type of recycling area will be at the new Prison. The village of Jurby is to be expanded with linked development.

There is also one child detention facility, and a Bail Hostel.

The Manx legal system is entirely separate from the UK's. Manx Solicitors are called Advocates and the two senior Judges who preside in the High Courts are Deemsters.

Sentences are tough for drugs use, even for minor offences, and usually involve a heavy fine, often with imprisonment.
Two years ago the IOM had the highest rate of imprisonment in Europe. Since alleviated by releasing the people who shouldn't have been in prison in the first place, and distorted by former Eastern Bloc countries joining the EU. They still hold people for debt.
Until 1993AD corporal punishment was still employed, and alternative sexual practice was punishable by whipping. (In NYC, suicide used to carry the death penalty, so perhaps there is some sense there afterall.)
Although the island's legislation is catching up, Rights and anti-discrimination still lag behind the UK mainland. Eg, homosexual equality was only attained in 2005AD.

Regional Agencies

Manx Prisons are looked after by the equivalent of the Home Office in the Manx Government:

Department of Home Affairs
Homefield,
88, Woodbourne Road,
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man
IM2 3AP
Tel. (01624) 694300 (Call)
Fax. (01624) 621298
julie.cross@dhaNOSPAM.gov.im

Isle of Man Prison Service
carol.pattie@prison.dhaNOSPAM.gov.im

Isle of Man Probation Service
eddie.quayle@probation.dhaNOSPAM.gov.im

Detention facilities for children are contracted out to:

St. Christopher's Fellowship
1, Putney High St.,
Putney, LONDON
SW15 1SZ
Tel. (020) 8780 7800 (Call)
Fax. (020) 8780 7801
info@stNOSPAMchris.org.uk

(The contract was formerly with Nugent Care, whom no longer operate on the Isle of Man.)

The department that does the contracting-out and commissioning, is the DHSS:

Department of Health and Social Security
Markwell House,
Market Street,
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man
IM1 2RZ
Tel. (01624) 685028 (Call)
Fax. (01624) 685130
customer.services@ceo.dhNOSPAMss.gov.im

Regional custody/policing in the IOM provided by the IOMC.

This section last revised SUNd~9/4/2006AD.

Local Abbreviations

SCH
Secure Care Home
An equivalent of the LASCHs in England and Wales

Prisons marked * are privately run.
Those without other marks are under the jurisdiction of the local prison service. Other marks are defined as being under:
(4) Manx child-specific prisons are/were run by St. Christopher's Fellowship. On the Isle of Man, All prisons will accept children, widely frowned-upon though this is elsewhere.

Manx Changes

Past prisons that have long since ceased operating on the island, including wartime internment camps, are covered by a separate historical site. Additional photos & plans of internment camps also available.

SCH LEECE LODGE is now known to have closed, and JURBY PRISON is being built.

Prisons List

VICTORIA ROAD PRISON (Adult & YOI) ♠(4) (opened 1891AD, closing 2006AD-2007AD) [~M] [A] [B] [C] {H}
99, Victoria Road
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man
IM2 4RD
Tel. (01624) 621306 (Call)
Fax. (01624) 628119
aka HMP DOUGLAS, Isle of Man Prison.
Governor: Mrs. R. J. Crosby
The prison accepts prisoners as young as 12 years. Small squalid cells.

JURBY PRISON (Adult & YOI) (ground-broken late 2004AD, opening late 2006AD - mid 2007AD) [B] {H}
Jurby Airfield, Jurby West,
RAMSEY, Isle of Man
IM7 3JP
aka HMP JURBY.
Previously Ballafletcher, Braddan was considered as a site.
To be two stories and heavily screened by trees.
Interactive artist's impression from the architects.

Specialist Prisons

There are arrangements with the UK and the Irish Immigration Services to return asylum-seekers entering the IOM from those countries, back to them, for their cases to be dealt with there.
Clandestine (of unknown origin) claimant's Cases are invariably transferred to the UK. Although the IOM can theoretically admit them to it's own area, it has no provision, legislation, or support for helping them.
This means that in theory, there is no place either for Manx detention centres, or for any run by the UK on the IOM. This is at present largely an academic problem, since asylum numbers are in single figures, sometimes zero, as most claimants would have to travel through the UK or Eire first.
Whilst the Tynwald deal's with the IOM's internal affairs, the UK take's care of their international obligations, including defence, treaties (eg Europe), and immigration/asylum.
In clarification, there are no Manx passports or citizens. Manx people are British citizens under certain provisions.

There is no secure psychiatric care at all on the island, due to low demand and prohibitive cost. Anybody in need of this is airlifted to an appropriate MSU in England.
As MSUs vary in admission criteria, there is no single contingency arrangement. Each case is assessed and tailored individually.
Several islanders are currently placed in various MSUs throughout England & Wales.

SCH LEECE LODGE Care Home *(4) (closed February 2002AD) [C] [~D] {H}
North of new hospital roundabout,
Strang Road,
Strang, Braddan,
Nr. DOUGLAS, Isle of Man
IM4 4RJ
"Cluster of three domestic units."
Individual buildings referred to as Leece Lodge 1, Leece Lodge 2 and Leece Lodge 3.
Located near the junction of the A1 and the A22.
Although designated a secure area, in practice this policy disintegrated entirely, and neither protective nor criminal custody could be maintained.

SCH WHITE HOE Secure Unit *(4) (opened February 2003AD) [~B] [C] {H}
Old Castletown Road (A5),
DOUGLAS, Isle of Man
IM2 1QD
Tel. (01624) 667918 (Call)
Fax. (01624) 666528
"Residential care and treatment for young people."
Cap. 5.



Prisons in The Channel Isles

Regional Agencies

Prisons in Jersey and Guernsey are run by, respectively:

Home Affairs Department
11, Royal Square,
St. Helier, JERSEY
JE2 4WA Tel. (01534) 752900 (Call)
Fax. (01534) 752950
homeaffairs@govNOSPAM.je
Street-level map.

Home Department
Sir Charles Frossard House,
La Charroterie,
St. Peter Port,
GUERNSEY GY1 1FH
Tel. (01481) 717000 (Call)
Fax. (01481) 736972
Instead of email, they have an online contact form.

They also have their respective probation services:

Probation and After Care Service
PO Box 656,
13-15 Don Street,
St. Helier,
JERSEY JE4 8YT
Tel. (01534) 833933 (Call)
Fax. (01534) 833944
probation@goNOSPAMv.je
Street-level map.

Probation Service
1-5, Court Row,
St. Peter Port,
GUERNSEY GY1 2PD
Tel. (01481) 724337 (Call)
Fax. (01481) 710545
probation@govNOSPAM.gg

Channel Isles Changes

The GUERNSEY STATES PRISON expanded in 2004AD, and HMP JERSEY is expanding slightly.

This section last revised SATd~18/2/2006AD.

Prisons List

SARK ISLAND PRISON (opened 1856AD) [~C]
Mill Lane,
La Collinette,
Sark, GUERNSEY
GY9 0SA
It is not a proper prison, rather extended police cells.
Cap. 2, maximum (and minimum) sentence, 48 hours.
Cf. above for more background.

HMP JERSEY [C]
Rue Baal,
La Moye,
St. Brelade's,
JERSEY JE3 8HQ
Tel. (01534) 497200 (Call)
Fax. (01534) 497280
Street-level map.
aka HMP LA MOYE. Expanding capacity slightly.
Most prisoners do community service near the end of their sentences.

GUERNSEY STATES PRISON [C]
Baubigny Road,
Les Nicolles,
St. Sampson's,
GUERNSEY GY2 4YF
Tel. (01481) 248376 (Call)
Fax. (01481) 247837
prison.gov@govNOSPAM.gg
Cap. 122. Expanded 2004AD, resolving overcrowding in 2003AD.

Small Channel Isles Prisons

Sark, in the jurisdiction of Guernsey, has a set of two overnight cells, of police custody status. Sark is a small island with no proper roads.

Sark's institution is only included here because of media attention.
It is rarely used, and only then for minor alleged crimes.
Serious cases are dealt with on Guernsey.

It is cited by the Sark tourist board as evidence of there being "no crime" in the Channel Isles, but this is misleading, as evidenced by the two larger prisons, which the tourist board doesn't mention.

Herm has a small single-person lock-up next to the hotel at Herm Harbour, but it is virtually a museum now.

Alderney has a lock-up as part of the Court House in St. Anne, but all sentences are served on Guernsey.

Alderney is the most anglicised of the channel islands, with Sark the least.
Jersey is the largest and most populated island, but Guernsey look's after the smaller islands, including those near Jersey.


Prisons in the Irish Republic (Eire)

Regional Agencies

This is taken from, among other sources, a list of prisons held by the:

Irish Prison Service (Seirbhís Phríosúin na hÉireann)
Monastery Road, Clondalkin
DUBLIN 22,
Ēire
Tel. +353 (0)1 461 6000 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)1 461 6027
info@irishNOSPAMprisons.ie

Since they don't have proper postcodes in Ēire, the last line of the address is linked to a grid reference on an alternative online map.

Currently there are 14 prisons housing over 3200 prisoners.
Eire tries to put people in prison close to their homes for visitors, excepting high security cases.
The death sentence existed in law many years after abolition in the UK. It has only recently been removed from the Irish Constitution.

Since 1972AD, the IPS has called terrorists "subversive-type offenders". Such as people smuggling explosives into prisons and breaking out embarrassingly often.

The Mountjoy Complex comprises MOUNTJOY PRISON, ST. PATRICK'S INSTITUTION, the DÓCHAS CENTRE, and the TRAINING UNIT. The MIDLANDS PRISON and PORTLAOISE also live next to one another.

The Irish prison system is relatively civilised, and many prisoners "enjoy" single-occupancy cells with in-cell sanitation, TV, radio and kettle. Regional custody/policing in Eire is provided by the Garda Síochána.

(The IPS is a part of the Department of Justice.)

Currently there are no military prisons; military police custody is used instead. They would be run by the Irish Army.

Local Abbreviations

"Adult" is used here in place of "HMP":

DFTC
Defence Forces Training Centre
CMH
Central Mental Hospital
SDF
Secure Detention Facility

Prisons marked * are privately run.
Those without other marks are under the jurisdiction of the local prison service. Other marks are defined as being under:
§(3) The Department of Justice. Until recently, the Department of Health and Children. (Secure Psychiatric Units.)
(4) Child Custody. SDFs are run by the Ministry of Education and Science, which sounds neither an educational nor scientific activity.
Ages 14-16.
(1) The Military Police Corps. (Military Stockades.)

Irish Changes

Four prisons were proposed to close during January-February 2004AD, due to staff overtime and maritime budget, but in the event only two did.

Fort Mitchel, and The Curragh have both gone. (Both Cat. B.) (Over 150 prisoners have been relocated.)
Oddly enough, when The Curragh was "only closed to prisoners", they answered the phone to confirm that they weren't there. What the staff were doing in an empty prison is unclear; perhaps training purposes.

Loughan House (phone number changed) and Shelton Abbey have been saved from changing into Transition Hostels, and remain in the hands of the IPS, which saves Open Prison accommodation in Eire from being neatly wiped out.

Following a 2003AD Report from the Inspector of Prisons, the IPS will replace 40% of prisons over the next few years, specifically:

This section last revised SATd~25/3/2006AD.

Prisons List

ARBOUR HILL PRISON (Adult) [B]
Arbour Hill,
DUBLIN 7
Tel. +353 (0)1 671 9333 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)1 679 9518
For sentences over 2 years.

CASTLEREA PRISON (Adult & YOI) [B] [C]
Harristown,
CASTLEREA,
Co. Roscommon
Tel. +353 (0)907 25200 (Call)
"The Grove" is a separate low security prison inside the main perimeter security wall.

CLOVERHILL REMAND CENTRE (Adult & YOI) (opened April 2000AD) [~B] [C]
Cloverhill Road,
Clondalkin,
DUBLIN 22
Tel. +353 (0)1 630 4530/4531 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)1 630 4580
Remand prison; for those not yet (and maybe not at all, fingers crossed,) convicted of any crime.

CORK PRISON (Adult) (closing 2007AD) [B]
Rathmore Road,
The Glen, Northside, CORK City,
Co. Cork
Tel. +353 (0)21 451 8800 (Call)
Long history of overcrowding.
To be replaced by a new prison on Spike Island. Cf. under Cork changes, above.

THE CURRAGH PLACE OF DETENTION (Adult) ("closed to prisoners" 19th January 2004AD, closed completely 2005AD) [B]
The Curragh,
Nr. Newbridge,
Co. Kildare
Mainly sex offenders over 29, which is probably why the address is so vague. Non-committal prison. Now no plans to reopen, privately or not.

DÓCHAS CENTRE (Adult & YOI) (opened October 1999AD) [B] {F}
The Mountjoy Complex,
North Circular Road,
DUBLIN 7
Tel. +353 (0)1 885 8987 (Call)
aka Mountjoy Female.
Aged 17 & over. Female prisoners were previously in a separate unit at St. Patrick's Institution.

FORT MITCHEL PRISON (Adult & YOI) (closed 31st January 2004AD) [B]
Spike Island,
Cork harbour,
Co. Cork
SPIKE ISLAND PRISON is planned to be built over the top of this.

LIMERICK PRISON (Adult & YOI) (opened 1821AD) [B] {H}
Opposite junction with Rossa Avenue, Mulgrave Street,
LIMERICK City,
Co. Limerick
Tel. +353 (0)61 204700 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)61 415116
The oldest functioning prison in Eire.
Prisoners as young as 15 can be committed here.

LOUGHAN HOUSE OPEN CENTRE (Adult) [D]
Blacklion, MANORHAMILTON,
Co. Cavan
Tel. +353 (0)7198 53020 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)7198 53234
Accepts only transferred prisoners.
The prison is right on the Border, halfway between the
junctions of the N4 with the R207 and the R206,
Note: Manorhamilton, the nearest Eire town, is in Co. Leitrim.
The nearest town overall is Enniskillen, but that is in NI.
The nearest town actually in Co. Cavan is Carrick-On-Shannon, but that's twice the distance of either the others.

MIDLANDS PRISON (Adult) (opened November 2000AD) [B]
Dublin Road, PORTLAOISE,
Co. Laois
Tel. +353 (0)502 63025 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)502 72219
Adjacent to Portlaoise Prison.

MOUNTJOY PRISON (Adult) [B]
The Mountjoy Complex,
North Circular Road,
DUBLIN 7
Tel. +353 (0)1 806 2800 (Call)
The main prison for adult male people.
Cf. under Mountjoy/Thornton changes, above.

ST. PATRICK'S INSTITUTION for Young Offenders (YOI) [B]
The Mountjoy Complex,
North Circular Road,
DUBLIN 7
Tel. +353 (0)1 806 2896 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)1 830 7705 Ages 16-21.

PORTLAOISE PRISON (Adult) [~M] [A]
Dublin Road, PORTLAOISE,
Co. Laois
Tel. +353 (0)502 21318 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)502 20997
Adjacent to Midlands Prison.
Includes subversive-type captives [terrorism].
Operates below capacity for security/operational reasons.
Planned to expand or to replace with a new prison.

SHELTON ABBEY (Adult) [D]
Nr. Woodenbridge/Nr. Avoca, ARKLOW,
Co. Wicklow
Tel. +353 (0)402 32140 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)402 39924
Transfers from other prisons in preparation for release.

SPIKE ISLAND PRISON (Adult) (ground-breaking late 2006AD, opening late 2007AD) [B]
Spike Island,
Cork harbour,
Co. Cork
A better map by a native of another island near Spike Island. The replacement-to-be for Cork Prison, on the site of the former FORT MITCHEL PRISON.
Cf. under Cork changes, above.
This is a token entry for completeness. When in operation, it may have a new name, in order to distinguish itself from Fort Mitchel and the old Cork Prison. "Cork Harbour Prison", perhaps?

THE TRAINING UNIT (Adult) [C] [D]
Glengarriff Parade,
The Mountjoy Complex,
North Circular Road,
DUBLIN 7
Tel. +353 (0)1 806 2890 (Call)
"Semi-open."

THORNTON HALL Complex (opening 2008AD-2009AD)
Thornton,
Kilsallaghan,
North Co. Dublin
This is a token entry for completeness. When in operation, it will be covered by several new entries, for each of the component prisons.

WHEATFIELD PRISON (Adult & YOI) [B]
Cloverhill Road,
Clondalkin,
DUBLIN 22
Tel. +353 (0)1 626 0011 (Call)
Adults and juveniles.
The Prison Library Service is based here.

Specialist Prisons

The Curragh is the main (DFTC) training base for the Irish army. Run by the Military Police Company, and did include the former Military Detention Barracks, before they, too, dissolved.

No Irish military prisoners convicted in the civil courts have, so far, been taken into military custody. Provision exists, however, under a recent Emergency Powers Order, to take such prisoners into military custody.

"At present the Military Prison in the Curragh is controlled by the Dept. of Justice.
There was a temporary Military Prison in Catkal Brygha Barracks in March 2004AD.
At present there is no Military Prison. Personnel detained under military law are held in Military Police centres."

Thanks to Capt. O'Fatharta of Óglaigh na hÉireann for this information.

The Military Detention Barracks(1) (Closed September 1999AD)
Military Police Company DFTC,
Alexandra House,
Curragh Training Camp,
Newbridge,
Co. Kildare
aka "the glasshouse" because of its distinctive glass roof.

Temporary Military Prison(1) (Closed April 2004AD)
Cathal Brugha Barracks,
Military Road,
Rathmines,
DUBLIN 6
Tel. +353 (0)1 804 6000 (Call)
(Base of Band, Archives, and Slua Muiri.)

SDF TRINITY HOUSE School(4) [C]
Oberstown, Lusk,
Nr. Swords,
Co. Dublin
Tel. +353 (0)1 843 7811 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)1 843 8932
trihse@indNOSPAMigo.ie
Secure provision (cap. 24) for male people only,
also short term unit (cap. 6) for both genders.

CMH DUNDRUM §(3) (opened 1850AD) [B] {H}
Nr. junction with Highfield Park,
Dundrum Road (R117 bypass),
Dundrum, DUBLIN 14
Tel. +353 (0)1 298 9266 (Call)
Fax. +353 (0)1 490 6411
aka The Central Mental Hospital.
Dundrum was the first criminal asylum, pre-dating HSH BROADMOOR which opened 10 years later.
Cap. 88. Run by the Eastern Health Board.
Slopping-out put's hygiene in question.
Cf. under Mountjoy/Thornton changes, above.

CMH THORNTON §(3) (opening 2009AD) [B] {H}
Thornton,
Kilsallaghan,
North Co. Dublin
This is a token entry for completeness. When in operation, it will have a new name, in order to distinguish itself from HMP THORNTON HALL.
Cf. under Mountjoy/Thornton changes, above.



Remote Prisons & Alternative Custody

This final section covers all the communities in the British Isles smaller than the Channel Isles in terms of physical extent.

Local Abbreviations

POW
Prisoner(s) of War
MCTC
Military Corrective Training Centre

(Any others will be under previous Abbreviations subheadings, above.)

Isolated Changes

On Jersey, the existence of a more substantial Prison has emerged since the riots attacking the large resident Portuguese population following their victory over England in the 2004AD World Cup, which was hosted in Portugal.
Before that, the only comment from the islands police was that the islands were "crime-free". They have since said the riots were "the worst [crime] in living memory"[, which is fair comment].

This section last revised mid 2004AD.

Alternative Custody

Military Custody

Military Prisoners are called "detainees".
The Provost Officer in charge of the prison is called the Adjutant.
Subject to military law. From 14 days to 2 years.
Longer UK periods cause transfer to "civil" prisons.

Friends can visitor detainees at the MCTC as with civilian prisons, but telephone contact is limited. Detainees letters with Solicitors etc are censored, and rights of appeal are limited. Facilities are impeccably clean.

In the past, disgruntled soldiers posted overseas would deliberately hit a commanding officer, because being sent to prison meant being sent home.
So some of the military prisons were moved overseas as well, where they also take overseas civilian POWs.
Disturbingly, this mean's Al-Maqal and Um Qasar with the current Iraqi situation.

In a TV programme about the military custody in Iraq broadcast in summer 2003AD, the new senior police officer in Um Qasar said:

"In the past we would slap and kick prisoners to make them confess. We now learn from the British and have to be brainy enough to make him confess - not like the old ways."

"Under Saddam Hussein's repressive regime, arrest and imprisonment usually meant torture and often death."

This was broadcast before the pictures of Iraqi prisoners with bags over their heads and electrodes on their fingers came to light.

Child Custody

In the UK, this applies to families of Asylum Seekers (who haven't done anything wrong) and Section 91 trainees, whom are people aged between 10 and 17 years of age convicted of a grave crime for which an adult would be sentenced to 14 years or more.

Secure Units

As well as the various levels of secure psychiatric hospitals, there are general psychiatric wards within mixed-purpose hospitals, which can only be described as insecure psychiatric hospitals.

police Custody

The local police may, if they arrest someone, and at their discretion, hold someone without charge for up the 24 hours. Then they have to Charge or Release, unless they can get an extension from a Court, or the person was arrested under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Many people die in police custody, usually from suicide or from being denied essential medical care.

"Custody Suites", as the police refer to them, generally reside in police Stations, although some/many constabularies are moving towards centralised cells for the whole area they serve. Wiltshire police are building some in Semmington. So if you get arrested in Salisbury, you might be taken to near Melksham with no prospect of a lift back, regardless of innocence. This could get quite litigious.

Under English law, you are entitled to claim £96 for each day spent in police custody if you are found innocent or if the case is thrown out.

Court Custody

There are some holding cells under Courts, usually an alternative to the waiting area. It is rare for unconvicted prisoners to stay in them for more than one day. Maximum length of stay unknown.

Sergeant-At-Arms

I'm not too sure about this, but on some very small communities, there are no Prisons and even the handful of largely-ceremonial police that there are work from home.

So in that situation someone might find themselves locked in a back room until the ferry arrives.
And then again they might not. More research is clearly needed.

Remote Prisons
- Prison Coverage in Small Communities

The Isle of Man has a substantial prison, a secure hospital and a Bail Hostel, Jersey has a short-stay set of cells, but on smaller settlements there is no provision. Some Scottish island-groups are served by prisons on the Scottish mainland, but those are just catchment areas really.
Mysteriously, some small islands have their own police-of-sorts. But what they do with anyone they catch (or indeed what they do at all with claims of no crime) is far from clear.

Generally, smaller communities do not operate prisons, and send people held as prisoners to the mainland. There might be temporary holding facilities suitable for a few days, but these are often less secure than police cells.

Wouldn't outbreaks of crime result in takeovers of the tiny population? Well, they would, but the tiny amounts of crime in the tiny populations hardly ever amount to a single burglary, let along a tiny-Revolution.

There is nothing to stop a marauding gang coming over from the mainland, but this has never been known to happen, and they'd be seen coming a mile off if anyone tried. 'Probably too expensive to do for the tiny profit available. If a small islet could support many more people comfortably, they'd already be there.

Since There are around 5000 islands making up the British Isles, the list of islands and their jurisdictions are listed in the Island Gazetteer See the Gazetteer also for definitions used here of islands, islets, rocks, rocklets, etc.

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