General Information, HMP Kirklevington Grange

The prison is part of the North East Region and is run by HMPS. It has a capacity of 283 and the acting  #1 governor is Rebecca Newby, who has been in charge since July 2019

Situated near Yarm, 10 miles from Middlesbrough and Darlington, Kirklevington opened as a junior detention centre in 1962 becoming a specialist resettlement prison 30 years later. It is the largest of this type of prison with a regime for long-term prisoners in need of resettlement. In 2008, an additional housing block was built increasing the population to 283. 


All the rooms are single occupancy cells

  • A, B, C, F, G, H, J and R units – single rooms in the main building
  • D and E units – 40 single rooms with en-suite facilities in two prefabricated buildings
  • K unit – 40 single rooms in a prefabricated building
  • L unit – 60 single rooms with en-suite facilities; opened in 2008

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