HMP Sudbury, Basic Details

Built as a hospital for the US Air Force for the D-Day landings, HMP Sudbury was converted to a prison in 1948. Most of the original single-storey accommodation is still in use but has been converted to double or single rooms. New single-storey buildings accommodate prisoners in either single or two-man rooms. A modular temporary unit (MTU), containing 40 single rooms on two floors, was installed in 2003.

The #1 governor is called  Craig Smith, who has been in charge since January 2021 and the prison has a capacity of 581. It is run by HMPS as part  of the East Midlands region

Description of residential units

  • East and West 1-7 – 14 older units consisting of single and double rooms
  • W5 – induction unit
  • W7 –   designated for older prisoners and those with mobility issues
  • P1-4 – four newer buildings mainly for prisoners working outside the prison
  • D wing – 80 new temporary modular accommodation of single units (‘pods’).
  • D1 – used for shielding prisoners
  • D5 – used for protective isolation
  • Secure accommodation unit (SAU) – two cells

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