General Information, HMP Wymott

Wymott opened in 1979 as a short-term category C prison. There was extensive damage to the prison as a result of a disturbance in about 20 years ago, following which part of the prison was rebuilt and redesignated to hold vulnerable prisoners.


  • Shielding units:
    • K wing (category C)
    • I wing (men convicted of sexual offences (MCOSOs)/older prisoners/social care)
    • B wing (MCOSOs, non-cellular accommodation)
    • G wing (MCOSOs, cellular accommodation)
  • Reverse cohort units:
    • D wing (category C) (1 landing)
    • H wing (PIPE unit – MCOSOs, c ellular accommodation) (1 landing)
  • Prisoner isolation unit:
    • D wing (category C) (1 landing)
    • H wing (MCOSOs, c ellular accommodation) (1 landing)
  • Workers units (essential workers):
    • A wing (MCOSOs)
    • – C wing (category C)
    • F wing (PIPE unit)
    • J wing (mixed MCOSOs and category Cs) –
    • E wing (category C)

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