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HM Prison Bronzefield

Bronzefield is a modern purpose-built prison for women which opened in June 2004. Address: Woodthorpe Road Ashford Middlesex TW15 3JZ Tel: 01784 425690 Fax: 01784 425691 Director: Ian Whiteside Website:

HM Prison Bullingdon

Bullingdon Community Prison operates as an adult male Cat C training prison with a Cat B local function. Address: PO Box 50 Bicester OXON OX25 1PZ Tel: 01869 353100 Fax: 01869 353101 Governor: Ian Blakeman Website:

HM Prison Coldingley

Coldingley was opened in 1969 as a Category B training prison. In 1993 it was re-designated as Category C training prison. Coldingley is focused on the resettlement of prisoners. It provides a framework to support the achievement of realistic resettlement goals by offering opportunities to prisoners willing to work hard and accept responsibility for achieving those goals. Shaftesbury Road Bisley Woking Surrey GU24 9EX Tel: 01483 344300 Fax: 01483 344427 Governor: Jo Sims Website:

HM Prison Elmley

Elmley is a purpose built local prison serving all courts in the county of Kent. Address: Church Road Eastchurch Sheerness Kent ME12 4DZ Tel: 01795 802000 Fax: 01795 802001 Governor: Sara Pennington Website:

HM Prison Leyhill

Leyhill is in South Gloucestershire and is the only minimum-security prison in the South West Area. Address: Wotton-under-Edge Gloucester GL12 8BT Tel: 01454 264000 Fax: 01454 261714 Governor: Helen Ryder Website:

HM Prison Littlehey

Littlehey is a purpose-build Category C prison which holds convicted and sentenced adults and young adults. Address: HMP/YOI Littlehey Perry Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE28 0SR Tel: 01480 335 000 Fax: 01480 335 070 Governor: David L Taylor Website:

HM Prison Swaleside

Swaleside is a Category B Training Prison. Address: Brabazon Road Eastchurch Isle of Sheppey Kent ME12 4AX Tel: 01795 804100 Fax: 01795 804200 Governor: Paul Newton Website:

HM Prison Wandsworth

Wandsworth is the largest prison in the UK. Address: PO Box 757 Heathfield Road Wandsworth London SW18 3HU Tel: 020 8588 4000 Fax: 020 8588 4001 Acting Governor: Jeanne Bryant Website:

Staff Blog: Putting the CART before the horse - Fair hearings for Category A prisoners

The Category A Review Team (CART) is made up of unnamed civil servants within the Ministry of Justice. Their membership is not publicised and details of their expertise and training are not readily available. They make decisions which can have a significant impact on the day-to-day lives of prisoners and their prospects of making progress. A Category A review involves the consideration of a prisoner’s security category status. Category A is the highest security category a male prisoner can be held in. Category A status is given to prisoners whose escape risk is deemed high, and as a consequence these prisoners would be extremely dangerous to the general public and national security if they w

Staff Blog: Great Expectations - Parole in 2016 and beyond

As 2016 drew to a close, a forward-looking event took place in Manchester. Nick Hardwick, the Chairman of the Parole Board, joined a panel of speakers for Great Expectations - Parole in 2016 and Beyond, an event reflecting on the parole system and the future of the Parole Board as it approaches its fiftieth anniversary. The event was attended by lawyers, psychologists, former prisoners, prison staff and senior management from the Parole Board. We received several letters, in advance of the event, from serving prisoners. Their comments were included with the other conference papers. Due to space constraints, this piece focuses only on the Parole Board’s contribution to the event. Nick Hardwic


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