General Information, Humber

HMP Humber is a Category ‘C’ Resettlement Prison for adult males. HMP Humber is made up of two sites which currently are in the process of being merged together (formerly HMP Wolds and HMP Everthorpe).

 HMP Everthorpe opened in 1958 as a borstal. It was converted to its present role in 1991 and now holds convicted male prisoners. In 2005 it underwent a significant expansion programme that provided two new wings and 220 places. The expansion also included a new workshop complex, gym and visitors centre

 HMP Wolds was opened in 1992 as a category B remand prison. It was the first private prison in Europe. G4S had managed the contract until July 2013, but has now been brought under government operation.


Accommodation is split into two zones, 1 & 2

  • Zone 1 houses wings A-G; these are small open gallery units
  • Zone 2 houses wings H-N; it includes the modern induction block and the segregation unit, the remainder being older tier-style units


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