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 holds up to 499 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 Amanda Corrigan, who has been in post since November 2019.


  • A Wing:  mixed population
  • A1:  prisoners shielding
  • B Wing:  reverse cohort unit
  • C Wing: mixed population
  • D&F Wing:  mixed population
  • G Wing:   part reverse cohort and part isolation for symptomatic prisoners

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