Styal (HM Prison)

Styal (HM Prison)

Infobox HM Prison
name = HMP Styal

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opened = 1962
type = Adult Female/Closed
figures = 459 (March 2007)
location = Wilmslow, Cheshire
governor = Steve Hall
prisonid = 519

Styal Prison is a women's prison in Wilmslow, Cheshire, England. It was built as an orphanage in 1890s. In 1956 this closed and the site re-opened as a women's prison in 1962, with women transferred from Strangeways. It holds 459 prisoners, 80% of which arrive with multiple drug problems.

135 of the prisoners are housed on Waite Wing. There is a 10 bed segregation unit and a 20 bed "first night" centre.

Other prisoners are held on smaller units, (the 'houses')

Regimes include offending behaviour programmes, farms and gardens, mental health work, textiles and reprographics. [,15,2,15,519,0]

External links

* [,15,2,15,519,0 HMP Styal]

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