General Information, HMP & YOI Parc

Located in Bridgend, South Wales, Parc was the first prison to be built in the UK under the government’s private finance initiative (PFI). G4S Care and Justice Ltd has a 25-year operating contract to manage the prison on behalf of HM Prison Service. Parc opened in November 1997. It run as part of the Wales region and has a capacity of 1723. The #1 governor is called Janet Wallsgrove.

Accommodation

    • HBA          Four units each with 75 single and double cells holding sentenced, standard- and basic-level young adults and adults; A2 holds young adults and adults on induction.
    • HBB          Four units each with 75 single and double cells holding sentenced, standard- and basic-level young adults and adults; B3 holds 18-25 year olds.
    • HBC          Single unit with 69 single and double cells, containing the resettlement unit for convicted young adults and adults.
    • HBD          Single unit with 69 single and double cells, containing the substance misuse support unit for convicted young adults and adults.
    • HBX          Three units with a total of 216 cells holding a mix of convicted and remand adults and young adults: X1 and X2 hold standard- and basic-level prisoners; X3 holds enhanced- and standard- level prisoners, and includes the assisted living unit and older prisoners unit.
    • HBT          T1- T4 have a total of 198 single and double cells holding a mix of convicted adults and young adults: T1 holds those on enhanced level; T2 is the enhanced working unit;T3 holds those in custody for the first time and ex-service personnel; 4 also contains the family unit, T5 – single unit with 112 single and double cells holding a mix of convicted    and remand adults and young adults.  T6 – single unit with 16 wheelchair accessible cells, including two health care   crisis beds allocated to young adults; this unit is not currently in use.
    • HBE2        Segregation unit containing 22 single cells.
    • Safer custody unit : 15 single and double cells holding vulnerable prisoners on their first  night and any other vulnerable prisoners in crisis.
    • Juvenile unit, holding up to 64 children,
        • The young persons’ unit at HMP&YOI Parc is located in the main establishment and consists of 2 units. Both units have on-site shower facilities and each cell has a television, toilet, desk, chair, sink and storage unit
        •  Echo One unit has an operational capacity of 24 with cells being split over two separate levels. The unit consists of 16 single and six double cells.
        • Golf One is all located on one level. The operational capacity of Golf One is set at 36 with 12 single and 12 double cells.

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