HMP The Mount opened in 1987 as a young offender institution and changed role to a male category C prison in 1989. It is situated on the outskirts of Bovingdon in Hertfordshire.
The purpose built accommodation comprises 8 main wings.
- The Annexe – a ‘super-enhanced’ wing, cell doors never locked. 36 prisoners
- Brister – Induction wing holding 110 prisoners
- Dixon – Enhanced wing holding 120 prisoners
- Ellis – Standard wing holding 117 prisoners
- Howard – Enhanced wing holding 110 prisoners
- Lakes – Well-being unit for men needing support, including substance misuse
- Narey – Older prisoner wing (over-50s) holding 60 prisoners
- Nash – Standard wing holding 250 prisoners