General Information, HMP Bure

Prison Details

HMP Bure is a male category C prison built on part of the former RAF Coltishall site, seven miles north of Norwich. Constructed in 2009, the prison is a mix of new buildings and converted RAF accommodation and service buildings. It is a sex offender treatment centre, which prioritises offenders from the East of England. The prison delivers a number of offending behaviour programmes aimed to meet the needs of the establishment’s sex offender population.


There are seven residential units comprising mostly single cells, the latest completed in late 2013. The majority of cells are singles with less than 30 doubles over the entire prison. All cells have a personal safe and integral sanitation. Each unit has its own communal showers.


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