General Information, HMP Altcourse

Altcourse opened in December 1997 as a category A prison and restructured to a category B core local prison 4 years later. An extension to the prison was built in 2007.

Accommodation

There are various house blocks divided into individual units, each holding between 60 and 90 prisoners.

  • Bechers: remand and short-term sentenced prisoners.
  • Canal: medium to long-term sentenced prisoners on an enhanced regime.
  • Furlong green: remand and short-term sentenced prisoners.
  • Furlong red: drug stabilisation unit.
  • Melling induction unit.
  • Reynoldstown vulnerable prisoner unit.
  • Valentines medium- to long-term sentenced prisoners working in industries.
  • Foinavon red: mixture of prisoners taking part in vocational training.
  • Foinavon green: prisoners over 50.
  • Foinavon blue: mixture of prisoners taking part in vocational training

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