General Information, Hindley

The prison opened as a Borstal in 1961 and, following the establishment of the young people’s estate in July 2001. Hindley became a cluster site of two separate YOIs and began receiving young adult offenders (between the age of 18 and 21) on 6December 2013, in April 2015 to re-roled as a young offenders and Cat C prison.

Accommodation

  • A wing   Built in 1961 and refurbished in 2005 and 2012. The wing holds up to 80 adult male   prisoners.
  • B wing   Built in 1961 and refurbished in 2008 and 2012. The wing holds up to 58 adult male   prisoners.
  • C wing   Built in 1961 and refurbished in 2008/09. The wing holds up 80 adult male prisoners.
  • D wing   Built in 1961 and refurbished in 2010. The wing holds up to 80 adult male prisoners.
  • E wing    Built in 1989. The wing holds up 64 sentenced young adult (18-21) male prisoners.
  • F wing    Built in 1989. The wing holds up 128 sentenced young adult (18-21) male prisoners.
  • J wing    A temporary building built in 2008, it can hold up to 50 sentenced adult male prisoners.
  • Willow unit Following refurbishment in 2016, it reopened as the designated care and separation (segregation) unit. It can hold up to 10 adult and young adult prisoners, and is the only accommodation unit where the two groups are located together.
  • Sycamore Refurbished in April 2011 but currently closed.

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