General Information, HMP Durham

The prison opened almost 200 years ago but was rebuilt as recently as 1881 (!) It holds adult males over 21 and young adults, who are sentenced, convicted and remand prisoners from Tyneside, Durham and Cumbria courts. 


  • A, B, C and D wings – general population
  • E wing – first night and induction unit
  • F wing – vulnerable prisoner unit
  • I wing – integrated support unit (17 beds) for those with significant mental health problems
  • G wing – segregation unit and a hospital unit of six beds.

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We can introduce you to  experienced  lawyers can help you with parole,  probation,  immigration, adjudications, visits and any other complaints  and disputes you have with the Prison Service.

The solicitors are all experts on how the Prison Service/Criminal Law  system works and will be able to provide to you the necessary advice and support to ensure you or your loved ones are treated fairly. These lawyers are "small enough to care about you, but big enough to fight for you"

and remember the old saying:

" A Man Who Is His Own Lawyer Has A Fool for a Client"

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