Altcourse Prison information
HMP Altcourse was the first designed, constructed, managed and financed private prison in the UK.
The prison opened on 1st December 1997, and is a category B local prison for young offenders and adult male prisoners.
HMP Altcourse is run by G4S.
Tel: 0151 522 2000
Fax: 0151 522 2121
Director: John McLaughlin
Controller: Julie Hartless-Jones
Operational Capacity: 1324 as of 13th January 2009
First Night Centre, Healthcare, 6x accommodation units, 3 x Vocational Training residential units
Reception Criteria: HMP Altcourse is a Category B local prison receiving prisoners from the courts in Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales. The prison accepts young offenders and adult male prisoners who are both sentenced and remanded by the courts.