Regimes at HMP Bristol

HMP Bristol provides its education in conjunction with Weston College and N-egry. The focus is on preparing prisoners for release including housing, debt advice and maintaining family contact.


Health care is provided by the NHS via Bristol Community Health and MedCo Secure Health Services with support from Avon and Wiltshire Health Trust for mental health issues

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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