Regimes at Erlestoke

Erlestoke runs the following accredited and non accredited programmes – HRP – Healthy Relationships Programme (moderate and high intensity) SCP – Self Change Programme 12 Step – A Substance Misuse Treatment Programme ARV – Alcohol Related Violence Programme IDTS – Integrated Drug Treatment Service The prison offers work in Catering and Farms & Gardens, as well as formal qualifications through the Education department run in conjunction with Weston College. Unusually, Erlestoke provides a working day model where offenders remain at their place of work over the lunch period and also offers out-working opportunities for appropriately risk assessed offenders on ROTLs

Medical facilities are from the NHS and Great Western Hospital. There are no in-patient facilities.

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On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons