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. 


  • A wing General population
  • B wing General population
  • C wing Community wing, run on rehabilitative culture principles
  • D wing General population
  • E wing Induction unit
  • F wing Progression unit for enhanced residents
  • G wing Progression unit for enhanced residents
  • H wing Accredited enabling environment
  • I wing Elderly unit with support
  • J wing Elderly unit with support
  • K wing General population
  • L wing General population
  • M wing Indeterminate sentence for public protection (IPP) unit

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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