Leicester Prison is house in an imposing mock medieval fortress close to the centre of Leicester city. Part of the building dates from 1825 but there have been several new additions to it, the latest being in 1990 when a new visits and administration block was added. The prison site is approx 3 acres and is operated by HMPS. Leicester is part of the East Midlands group of prisons. The main residential unit is a large, four-storey, early Victorian building.
- Level 1 First night centre, segregation unit and violence reduction landing.
- Level 2 Self-contained detoxification landing and vulnerable prisoners unit.
- Levels 3 and 4 Prisoners on basic, standard and enhanced status.
The # 1 governor is Phil Novis, who has been in charge since February 2016.