Hull (HM Prison)


Hull (HM Prison)

Infobox HM Prison
name = HMP Hull


size = 250px
opened = 1870
type = Adult Male/Local
figures = 1000 (2006)
location = Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire
governor = Paul Foweather
prisonid = 461

HM Prison Hull is a prison located in Hedon Road, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

Prison riot

In 1976 Hull prison was involved in a three-day riot by inmates of the prison. Over 100 prisoners were involved in a protest that erupted over staff brutality. The riot ended peacefully on 3 September 1976 but over two thirds of the prison was destroyed, [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/september/3/newsid_2495000/2495283.stm
title = 1976: Hull prison riot ends
accessdate = 2008-01-25
date = 1976-09-03
work = On This Day
publisher = BBC News
] with an estimated repair cost of £3 - £4 million. The prison was closed for a year while repairs were carried out.cite web
url = http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/prisoninformation/locateaprison/prison.asp?id=461,15,2,15,461,0
title = Prison Information - Hull
accessdate = 2008-01-25
publisher = HM Prison Service
]

The Prison was removed from the high-security estate in 1985 and became a local prison holding inmates remanded and sentenced by courts in the area.

In 2002 a major expansion was completed which added four new wings, a new gymnasium, a new health care centre and a multi-faith centre. This increased the capacity to approximately 1030 inmates.

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