Aylesbury Prison information


The prison was opened as a county gaol in 1847 and served as such until 1890 when it became a women's prison. Two new wings were added in 1902 serving initially as an Inebriates Centre and in the 1930s as a girls' borstal. In 1959, the prison was converted to house adult male prisoners and in 1961, it changed again to house young male offenders aged between 17 and 21. In 1989, Aylesbury was designated as a long term young offender institution. Aylesbury holds the longest sentenced young adult males in the English prison system.


Bierton Road
HP20 1EH

Tel: 01296 444 000
Fax: 01296 444 001

Governor: Laura Sapwell

Accommodation: Single and double cells in seven residential wings.

Operational Capacity: 444

Escort Area/Contractor: Area 2

Local Authority: Buckinghamshire County Council / Aylesbury Vale District Council

Constabulary: Thames Valley

Probation Service: Thames Valley Area

IMB: Chair of IMB, c/o HMYOI Aylesbury, Bierton Rd, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1EH

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service

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