General Information, HMP Ashfield

HMP Ashfield is situated on the old site of HMP Pucklechurch. Ashfield opened on 1 November 1999, following the award of a design, construct, manage and finance contract to Premier Prison Services Ltd. The establishment was re-roled in 2004 to accommodate solely juveniles after investment from the Youth Justice Board and has now been re-roled again to house male Cat C adult sex offenders from 2014. It has been run by Serco since July 2005 and is part of the South West Region. It has a capacity of just over 400 and the #1 governor is Martin Booth, in post since March 2019.

Accommodation is in a mixture of single and double cells over 8 small wings.

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On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons