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

Return to Sudbury

You don't always get what you are entitled to unless you ask properly!

We can introduce you to  experienced  lawyers can help you with parole,  probation,  immigration, adjudications, visits and any other complaints  and disputes you have with the Prison Service.

The solicitors are all experts on how the Prison Service/Criminal Law  system works and will be able to provide to you the necessary advice and support to ensure you or your loved ones are treated fairly. These lawyers are "small enough to care about you, but big enough to fight for you"

and remember the old saying:

" A Man Who Is His Own Lawyer Has A Fool for a Client"

Click here to go to the list of lawyers in your area