HMP Oakwood, Regimes

Prisoners Money

If you wish to send funds to a prisoner via the postal system, this must be done either by cheque or postal order. It must be made payable to G4S Care and Justice Services UK LTD. You must also write your name and address on the back of the cheque or postal order, including the prisoner’s name and prisoner number. Postal orders or cheques received without these details will not be processed. Any postal order or cheques without the sender’s details on will not be accepted or credited. Don’t send cash in, it won’t be accepted..

HMP Oakwood also operates a “Secure Payment Service”. This allows you deposit monies direct into the prison bank account for funds to be made available to the prisoner, whilst reducing the amount of time before the funds clear. If you wish to take advantage of the Secure Payment Services you can find further information by contacting the service direct on:

Secure Payment Service
Telephone: 0844 873 3111
email: [email protected]
Postal address: Secure Payment Services, PO Box 4335, Frome, BA11 9AF


At HMP Oakwood the catering is provided in partnership with Aramark. The catering department provides meals three times daily for prisonersThe menu rotates on a four weekly basis concentrating on promoting healthy choices whilst catering for all dietary, ethnic and special diets as prescribed by the prison doctor.


  • Sunday : 10:00 – Church of England/ Free Church service
  • Tuesday: 18:15 – Faith and Liturgy (Roman Catholic)
  • Wednesday18:15 – Church of England/ Free Church service
  • Friday 14:00 – Muslim Friday Prayers (Time varies with season)
  • Saturday 10:00 – Mass (Roman Catholic)

Sports Facilities

The PE department is extremely well equipped with state of the art equipment that is housed in a modern, spacious purpose built facility. Access to prisoners is available 7 days per week. A full PE programme has been developed to ensure all prisoners have fair use of all facilities on offer. There are two rooms dedicated to cardiovascular fitness housing approximately 40 pieces of equipment  and a dedicated area for resistance training which houses  Olympic standard free weights and dumbbells and state of the art resistance machines

The prison has a sports hall where prisoners can engage in a wide range of activities and indoor sports such as circuit training, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, touch rugby, cricket and football. HMP Oakwood boasts an impressive outdoor facility which is comprised of 6 5-a-side all weather pitches and 1 full size all weather pitch. These are all state of the art 3G artificial sports surfaces.


On arrival prisoners will establish an their  needs across all resettlement pathway areas and then embark on a program of courses to address these needs. This may include employability training, education, family interventions, debt advice, and housing support, life coaching, accredited interventions (TSP, CALM) and non-accredited interventions as appropriate.

Restorative Justice conferencing is available to those for who it may be appropriate and victim awareness work is encouraged to allow offenders and their victims to move forward with their lives.

All prisoners will be offered the opportunity to attend a resettlement course 6 weeks prior to discharge.

Medical Facilities

Registered nurses are located on each of the house blocks to administer mediation twice a day from 07.30 am to 08.00 and then again at 18.00 hrs. Mon –Thurs, but earlier on Fri, Sat & Sun. Doctors are available Monday – Friday.

A specialist mental health team are available to support on-going care if a prisoner already has support. A specialist substance abuse team is available to enable prisoners to continue with their recovery. The psychosocial team is part of this team to deliver structured psychosocial groups and interventions. The service is provided by South Staffordshire PCT and Worcester Health and Care NHS Trust.


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