General Information, HMP Exeter

Built over 150 years ago with 3  wings positioned around the centre Exeter has undergone many additions and alterations over the intervening years, the latest being a refurbished reception, new visits hall and a social care unit (F wing). The prison is a  male cat B local prison holding prisoners sent from the courts of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.. It is run by HMPS as part of the South West region and has a capacity of 561 and the #1 governor is Richard Luscombe, who has been in charge since December 2019.


  • A wing – holds 194 general population
  • B wing – holds 87 VPs
  • C wing – holds 189 general population C4 landing houses prisoners requiring integrated drug treatment (IDT).
  • D wing – currently closed for refurbishment
  • F wing – hold 11 prisoners needing social care includes the ‘Jubilee Suite’, a palliative care room for terminally ill prisoners

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