General Details, HMP Garth

Garth opened with 4 wings, A-D, 25 years ago and holds long-term and indeterminate-sentenced prisoners. E wing opened in 1997 and houses a substance misuse therapeutic community and a drug recovery unit. In 2007 2 new wings, F and G, were opened and in March 2014 a 48-space personality disorder treatment unit (the Beacon unit) was opened, in conjunction with Merseycare NHS trust.


  • A wing – 133 bed, residential unit
  • B wing – 133 bed residential support unit and The Beacon Unit
  • C wing –133 bed residential unit
  • D wing – 133 bed residential unit and The Building Hope Unit
  • E wing – 118 bed residential unit and substance misuse therapeutic community
  • F wing – 97 bed vulnerable prisoner unit
  • G wing – 97 bed vulnerable prisoner unit
  • Segregation unit

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