General Information, HMP Guys Marsh

Opened in 1960 as a borstal, Guys Marsh became a young offender institution in 1984. In 1992, it became a closed establishment and started to accommodate adults becoming an adult male category C in 2008 prison holding prisoners serving life sentences and indeterminate sentences for public protection, as well as those involved in the integrated drug treatment service (IDTS). Guys Marsh was a designated foreign national prisoner centre and a priority prolific offender centre of excellence. The prison is run by HMPS as part of the South West region and has a capacity of 578. The #1 governor is called Duncan Burles.


  • Anglia Wing First night and induction 99 bed
  • Cambria Wing Life sentenced prisoners 66 bed
  • Dorset Wing Sentenced prisoners 69 bed
  • Fontmell Wing Enhanced status prisoners 40 bed
  • Jubilee Wing Enhanced status prisoners 40 bed
  • Mercia Wing Living skills 76 bed
  • Saxon Wings IDTS 120 bed
  • Tarrant Wing Segregation 12 cell
  • Wessex Wing Sentenced prisoners 69 bed

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