HMP Dovegate, General Information

Dovegate opened in 2001. In September 2009, new accommodation was opened to increase capacity, with half the 260 spaces dedicated to local prisoner places. It is run by Serco. It is split into 2 units, the main prison housing 860 and the Therapeutic Community having a capacity of 200. The #1 governor is Craig Thomson. The prison is part of the West Midlands Region.

 

The accommodation in the main prison is:

  • House block 1
    • A wing General wing
    • B wing General wing
    • C wing General wing
    • D wing General wing
    • E wing General wing
  • House block 2
    • F wing General wing
    • G wing Vulnerable prisoner unit
    • H wing Vulnerable prisoner unit
    • J wing General wing
    • K wing Cellular confinement and accommodation for prisoners aged 50+
  • House block 3
    • L wing General wing
    • M wing Integrated drug treatment system (IDTS) wing
    • N wing Remand prisoners
    • P wing General wing

 

The Therapeutic Community is houses in 6 two-storey residential units: four hold 40 men and two hold 20. All cells are single occupancy with en-suite facilities.

 

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