HMP Rye Hill opened in 2001. It has had five full-time directors since it opened. It has been subject to three rectification notices, in 2005, 2007 and 2010. The latter was lifted in December 2010.
Short description of residential units
- Andrews – Vulnerable prisoners
- Beaumont – Vulnerable prisoners and induction
- Carling – General
- Davies – General
- Edwards – General
- Farley – Induction
- Garforth – General
- Hastings – General
Each unit has 72 cells.
The prison is run by G4S and the director in charge is Richard Stedman. It has a capacity of 625 and is part of the East Midlands region.