General Information. HMP Winchester

HMP Winchester was built in 1846 and is a typical Victorian prison of radial design. C wing was fully refurbished in 2008. There are 2 main parts to the prison, the main older part holding Cat B man, and the new smaller part, commonly referred to a West Hill holding Cat C and a small number of Cat D men who are eligible for ROTLs


On the local prison site:

  • A wing: remand and convicted vulnerable prisoners
  • B wing: remand and convicted prisoners
  • C wing: closed to conduct fire safety improvements
  • D wing: remand and convicted prisoners, including the induction and first night unit.

On the category C site there are 2 units accommodating category C and a small number of category D prisoners

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