General Information, HMP Manchester

Manchester Prison opened in June 1868 and is located about 1 mile north of the city centre. A major disturbance in 1990, when the prison was known as HMP Strangeways, required the prison to be substantially rebuilt. The prison moved into the Directorate of High Security Estate in April 2003. It hold Cat A prisoners and lower risk Cat B prisoners

Accommodation: There are 2 major “radial” blocks A-E and G-K for prisoners 

  • A wing: General population
  • B wing: General population
  •  C wing: General population full-time workers
  • D wing: General population
  • E wing: Category A unit and category B and escape list prisoners
  • G wing: Drug and alcohol recovery unit and incentivised substance free living unit
  • H wing: Reverse cohort unit and a small social care unit on H1
  • I wing: General population
  • K wing: Vulnerable prisoner unit
  • M wing: Health care inpatients unit


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