HMP Berwyn is the first publically run “super-prison” built in the UK, with a capacity when fully operational of nearly 2,200 inmates. The prisoners, who are referred to as “men” while in the prison are housed in twin bedded cells (rooms) on landings with 44 rooms on each. The rooms are equipped with basic phones from which the men can make call out to numbers pre-approved and vetted by the prison.
The #1 governor is Russell Trent, and the prison is run by HMPS as part of the Welsh region. It is anticipated that the initial prisoners will be moved to the prison by the end of February 2017.