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 396, and the #1 governor is Damian Evans.


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 have been adapted for two prisoners. There is a dedicated self contained mother and baby unit with 12 rooms.

Houseblock 1

  • A1 Young adults (18-25 years)
  • B1 First night centre and induction women needing detoxification
  • C1 First night centre and induction
  • D1 Longer-term and life-sentenced prisoners
  • E1 Open and enhanced unit.

Houseblock 2

  • A2 Remand prisoners
  • B2 Short-term sentenced prisoners
  • C2 Transitional care for poor copers
  • D2 Sentenced prisoners
  • E2 Foreign national prisoners.

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