General Information, HMP Send

Originally an isolation hospital, Send became a prison in 1962 when it opened as a junior detention centre. In 1987 it was reclassified as a category C adult male training prison and by 1999 the prison had been completely rebuilt and had changed its role; it now operates as a closed female training prison.

Send houses a 20-bed addictive treatment unit, an 80-bed resettlement unit and the only female prison therapeutic community with a capacity of 40. It also has a 20-bed psychologically informed physical environment (PIPE) community with approval to expand to 40 beds. 


  • A wing: 40 cells over two floors, providing the PIPE unit
  • B wing: 38 cells over two floors and identified as the induction wing
  • C wing: 40 cells over two floors
  • D wing: 10 cells, each doubles for prisoners on Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt) programme
  • E wing: Resettlement unit, accommodating 40 cells
  • F wing: Resettlement unit, accommodating 40 cells
  • J wing: 64 cells over two floors including 32 beds dedicated to the therapeutic community. 

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