General Information, Peterborough Women’s Prison

HMP and YOI Peterborough opened in March 2005 and Sodexo Justice Services is subcontracted to operate the prison. It shares the same site and management as a Male Cat B prison, and is part of the East of England region. It has a capacity of 384, and the #1 governor is Nick Leader 


The residential units are in 2 houseblocks. Each had five self-contained wings with a servery, showers, baths and association areas. Wings consisted of purpose-built double cells or single cells, some of which had been adapted for two prisoners. There was a dedicated self contained mother and baby unit with 12 rooms.

  • Houseblock 1
    • A1 – young adults (18-25 years)
    • B1 – integrated drug treatment system unit and first night centre for those requiring detoxification or stabilisation
    • C1 – transitional care unit for those with additional needs or at risk prisoners
    • D1 – for prisoners serving over five years and lifers
    • E1 – first night centre.
  • Houseblock 2
    • A2 – remand prisoners
    • B2 – sentenced prisoners
    • C2 – enhanced level prisoners
    • D2 – sentenced prisoners
    • E2 – foreign nationals.

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