Askham Grange is an open establishment operating a resettlement regime for women and young adult women. It is also able to provide accommodation and care for up to 10 mothers and babies. It has an operational capacity of 128. Housed in an impressive manor house which was built as a private residence in 1846. It was leased to the former Prison Commissioners in 1946 and sold to them in 1950. Askham Grange has operated as a women’s open establishment ever since. It is an open prison, which facilitates a resettlement regime for long and short-stay residents.
It is part of the Yorkshire & Humberside region and the #1 governor is Natalie McKee who has been in charge since November 2018
The main house comprises a mix of single and shared accommodation up to six occupants. The mother and baby unit is all single rooms. The annex accommodates women on stage two of the resettlement scheme mainly in single rooms.