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 wing remand, convicted and sentenced prisoners, short and long term
  • B wing full-time workers’ wing
  • C wing vulnerable prisoners’ wing
  • D wing integrated drug treatment system
  • E wing integrated drug treatment system
  • F wing first night centre and induction unit
  • I wing drug recovery wing
  • G wing separation and care unit
  • M wing health care inpatients

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