HMP Nottingham opened in 1890 as a city gaol but was reconstructed in 1912, and until 1997 served as a closed training establishment for adult males. In 1997, D wing and E wing were opened and the prison became a category B local establishment serving local courts in Nottingham and Derby. In 2005, F wing, G wing and the separation and reassessment unit were opened and B wing was decanted. All the original Victorian prison was demolished in 2008, with only part of the gatehouse and the wall remaining. Work to rebuild an expanded prison was completed in February 2010. The new prison has been in operation since 15 March 2010.
The prison is located close to the centre of Nottingham and accommodation is made up of seven main residential wings which hold up to 1100 prisoners. The #1 governor since July 2018 is called Phil Novis, and the prison is part of the North Midlands area and run by HMPS.
- A wing – integrated drug treatment service (IDTS)
- B wing – mainstream location
- C wing – mainstream location
- D wing – mainstream location and incentivised substance-free living unit
- E wing – mainstream location
- F wing – first night centre and induction unit
- G wing – vulnerable prisoner unit