HMP Hewell was established in June 2008 following the amalgamation of three former prisons on the site – Blakenhurst, Brockhill and Hewell Grange. Each site catered for a different category of prisoner – categories B, C and D. In 2011, house block 7, the category C section (formerly Brockhill)), was closed.
The prison primarily serves the Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, West Midlands and Warwickshire catchment area and is part of the West Midlands Region. It has a capacity for 900 inmates on the closed site. The #1 governor is Raplh Lubkowski, who has been in post since June 2020.
The six house blocks have single and double cells, all with in-cell sanitation.
- House blocks 1, 2 A&C spur, 3 B&C spur and 6 – Convicted and unconvicted prisoners
- House block 2 A&C spur 3 C Spur – Induction/first night unit
- House block 4 -Prisoners with drug or alcohol issues
- House block 5, 2B spur – Vulnerable prisoners
- Segregation Unit- Prisoners subject to segregation rules
- Inpatients’ Unit-Prisoners with health care requirements