General Information, HMP Erlestoke

HMP Erlestoke was built on the former grounds of Erlestoke Manor House. The site was taken over 50 years ago as a detention centre and in1977 it became a young prisoners centre. The prison re-roled in 1988 as a category C adult male training prison and life-sentenced prisoners were first received in the 1990s. It has a focus on the rehabilitation of a longer-term population and is a national resource for high-intensity programmes on domestic violence, alcohol-related violence and substance abuse. HMP Erlestoke is run by HMPS as part of the South West Region. It has a capacity of 494 and the #1 governor is Chris Simpson (acting since June 2020)

Accommodation

  • Marlborough – 30-bed reverse cohort unit
  • Alfred –  66 spaces for all regime level prisoners
  • Imber – 40 spaces for all   regime level prisoners
  • Wessex –  68 spaces for all regime level prisoners
  • Silbury A –  64 spaces for all regime level prisoners
  • Silbury B –    90 spaces for all regime level prisoners
  • Avebury – 40 spaces for enhanced level prisoners
  • Kennet –  40 spaces for enhanced level prisoners
  • Sarum –  56 spaces for enhanced level prisoners
  • Segregation unit – 10 segregation cells and one special cell
  • Wren –   temporary accommodation providing 24 spaces for enhanced level prisoner

 

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