General Information, Hindley

The prison opened as a Borstal in 1961 and, following the establishment of the young people’s estate in July 2001. Hindley became a cluster site of two separate YOIs and began receiving young adult offenders (between the age of 18 and 21) on 6 December 2013, and in April 2015 it re-roled as a young offenders and Cat C prison.


  • A wing: up to 83 sentenced adult prisoners
  • B wing: up to 76 sentenced adult prisoners
  • C wing: up to 84 sentenced adult prisoners
  • D wing: up to 84 sentenced adult prisoners
  • E wing: up to 125 sentenced adult prisoners
  • F wing: up to 128 sentenced young adult prisoners (18-21)
  • Acorn preparation PIPE unit: up to 10 adult and young prisoners
  • Willow unit: segregation unit for up to 11 adult and young prisoners

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