General Information, HMP & YOI Littlehey

HMP Littlehey first opened in 1988 on the site of Gaynes Hall Youth Custody Centre. In January 2010, the site was extended to accommodate a population of up to 480 young offenders, with the addition of four new accommodation blocks, an all-weather sports pitch, gym, adult learning and kitchen buildings.  In 2014 the prison was re-roled to become an all adult male Cat C sex offender prison. 


  • 4 wings (A–D), which hold 131 or 130 prisoners each.
  • 3 wings (J-L), which hold 120 prisoners each
  • E wing is the induction wing and holds 99 prisoners.
  • F wing is an enhanced wing which houses 36 prisoners.
  • G wing is an enhanced wing which holds 40 prisoners.
  • H wing provides accommodation for prisoners engaged in the drug rehabilitation programme and can hold 43 prisoners.
  • I wing older prisoners, which can hold 120

Wings A – H are on the original site and are referred to locally as Lakeside. Wings I – L are on the newer site and are referred to locally as Woodlands.


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