The prison is near the centre of Liverpool and was built over 150 years ago to replace a much older prison. It has enjoyed numerous refurbishments since construction (!) and sits on a 22acre site. The prison serves the whole of the Merseyside Courts, Wigan Courts & Blackburn Courts catchment area.
There are 8 wings at the prison
- A: First night centre
- B: Generic wing with four landings and the segregation unit on B1
- F: Generic wing with five landings
- G: Generic wing with five landings
- H: Generic wing with a drug recovery unit located on H2
- I: Generic wing with five landings
- K: Vulnerable prisoner unit
- J: Generic wing with a reintegration unit on J1 for prisoners on the basic level of the incentives and earned privileges scheme and a drug rehabilitation landing on J2.