General Information, HMP Downview

The prison was opened as a male Cat C in 1989, but since then has undergone numerous changes in role, recently being refurbished and opened a a female closed prison in May 2016. It has an operational capacity of 355 and is part of the London region. The #1 governor is Natasha Wilson, who has been in charge since December 2018


  • A wing – reception/induction, single floor with 43 rooms.
  • B wing – single floor with 47 rooms.
  • C wing – 210 rooms over four floors (North and South)
  • D wing – the resettlement wing comprised of 40 rooms
  • E wing – high-risk transgender unit
  • The segregation unit,  adjacent to B wing has 7 cells


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