General Information, HMP Swansea

Swansea, which was built in the 1800’s and serves the courts of South Wales. It has been a local male prison since 1922, holding both adults and young offenders and held up to 435 prisoners. In the 1980s Swansea was the pioneer of the Listener scheme, and in 2012, it piloted and opened a drug recovery and drug abstinence wing. It is run by HMPS as part of the Wales region, and the #1 governor is Graham Barrett


  • A wing –  185 general population
  • B wing –   51 first night & induction
  • C wing –   40  drug abstinence and full-time workers
  • D wing –   116general population
  • E wing –    the segregation unit,
  • F wing –     59 general population
  • G wing-      52 resettlement

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