Built in 1978, Cookham Wood was a female establishment until 2007 when it was closed and rerolled to a juvenile prison with bed spaces commissioned by the Youth Justice Board. In 2012 work was started on new accommodation and education facilities, which was completed in January 2014.
This increased the capacity from 131 to 188 and created an environment which improved the safety, decency and security of the prison. All cells are built to safer cell standard and have showers and incell telephones.
- Residential unit – 177 bed
- Phoenix unit – 9 bed complex needs unit
- Cedar unit – 17 bed unit