Regime information for Altcourse Prison


Regime includes education, Vocational training, Industrial workshops, horticulture, Recycling and a maintenance department.
Offending Behaviour Courses – HMP Altcourse currently runs BSRP which is an accredited cognitive behavioural therapy programme looking and drug and alcohol misuse. From Autumn 2013 we will deliver the thinking skills programme (TSP) along with non-accredited programmes such as Anger Management/Impact on Victims, Anti-social behaviour and pre-release courses. These courses are aimed at assisting  prisoners in addressing their offending behaviours.

Drug Strategy/Substance Misuse – HMP Altcourse has an integrated substance Misuse team (Clinical & Psychosocial) that helps support Prisoners with Substance misuse issues. Prisoners will be identified during the reception process and referred to the Substance misuse team on the night of their arrival. We have a dedicated unit where prisoners will reside for the first month of their arrival. The team offer a range of services from:

  • Clinical prescribing
  • Symptomatic relief
  • Detoxification
  • Substitute maintenance (short sentenced prisoners)
  • One to One sessions
  • Group-work : Peer led support surrounding relapse prevention , Overdose and Motivation and commitment
  • Through-care: Prison and Community rehabilitation centres, Therapeutic centres and contact with external agencies
  • Alternative Therapies
Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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