HMP Oakwood, General Information

HMP Oakwood is a new prison. It opened on 24 April 2012 and provides places for 1,605 category C male prisoners, making it one of the largest prisons in England and Wales. It is operated by G4S and became operational on the 24th April 2012. It is located next to the existing HMP Featherstone and HMP Brinsford near Wolverhampton. It is part of the West Midlands region and the #1 governor is John McLaughlin.


  • Ash Vulnerable prisoner population
  • Beech General population
  • Cedar General population
  • Douglas Lifer/long-term population (enhanced)
  • Elm First night centre (induction)
  • Fir Care and separation unit (segregation)

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