Woodhill (HM Prison)


Woodhill (HM Prison)

Infobox HM Prison
name = HMP Woodhill


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opened = 1992
type = Adult Male/Category A
figures = 762 (February 2004)
location = Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
governor = Luke Serjeant
prisonid = 407

HMP Woodhill is a Category A (high security) prison on the western edge of Milton Keynes, England, with a remand unit for local magistrate court use. It opened in July 1992 and was extended in 1996. In 2001, a "protected witness unit" was added. There is a young offenders unit on an adjacent site.

The regime at Woodhill includes full-time and part-time classes. Other features include a Job Club, and listener schemes. Woodhill also has a multi-faith full-time Chaplaincy. There is a Visitor's Centre at the prison, run by the Prison Advice and Care Trust.

In the news

* [http://www.guardian.co.uk/prisons/story/0,,1703927,00.html Jail failed to improve safety despite deaths] . (The Guardian)
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3003510.stm Woodhill Prison, dubbed as 'Britain's Alcatraz'] . (The BBC)

Address

Tattenhoe Street (V2), Woodhill, Milton Keynes, MK4 4DA

"(near its junction with H5 Portway, which begins life as the A509 at M1 Junction 14.)"

External links

* [http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/prisoninformation/locateaprison/prison.asp?id=407,15,2,15,407,0 HM Prison Service page for Woodhill] .


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