General Information, HMP Swansea

Swansea, which was built in the 1800’s and serves the courts of South Wales. It has been a local male prison since 1922, holding both adults and young offenders and held up to 435 prisoners. In the 1980s Swansea was the pioneer of the Listener scheme, and in 2012, it piloted and opened a drug recovery and drug abstinence wing. It is run by HMPS as part of the Wales region, and the #1 governor is Lauren Watson


  • A wing – general population
  • B wing – drug recovery
  • C wing – drug abstinence
  • E wing – the segregation unit,
  • D wing – general population
  • F wing – the first night and short induction unit

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