General Information, HMP Pentonville

Pentonville prison was the prototype for a radical design by Major Jebb – after whom the avenue on which Brixton prison stands was named. Pentonville was completed over 170 years ago and has remained in use ever since as a local prison. Although much refurbishment has taken place the original four cellblocks are as they were when the prison opened in 1842.

Accommodation 

  • A wing – 226 spaces, general remand and convicted prisoners
  • C wing – 154 spaces, general remand and convicted prisoners
  • D wing – 180 spaces, general remand and convicted prisoners
  • E1 wing – segregation unit, 12 spaces
  • E2-5 wings – 136 spaces, general remand and convicted prisoners
  • F 1-3 wings – 127 spaces for prisoners requiring substance misuse stabilisation
  • F4-5 wing – 66 spaces for vulnerable prisoners
  • G wing – 389 spaces, general remand and convicted prisoners
  • J wing – 64 space first night centre
  • Health care – 22 beds

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