Brinsford Prison information


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A modern establishment designed and constructed in a single phase on a green field site acquired from the Ministry of Defence.

The site already accommodated HMP Featherstone and opened in November 1991. In 2002 two additional education blocks were built.

In 2008 an additional residential unit and activity centre were built which has increased the population and the range and quantity of vocational training available. This has resulted in a reduction of young people places and increase in sentenced young adult places.


HMYOI Brinsford
New Road
WV10 7PY

Tel: 01902 533 450
Fax: 01902 533 451
Safer custody hotline: 01902 533565

Governor: Heather Whitehead

Operational capacity: 577 as of 13th August 2008

Accommodation: 5 Residential Units, split into 8 wings.

  • Residential 1 First Night centre and induction unit
  • Residential 2 young adults
  • Residential 3 young adults
  • Residential 4 young adults and drug recovery wing unit
  • Residential 5 (with in cell showers) – Enhanced unit

Single cells are sometimes used for dual occupancy; all have integral sanitation, television and electricity. Induction and Through care Support Unit accommodates all new arrivals for up to 2 days while initial induction and risk assessments are carried out. Health Care Centre with in-patient accommodation. Outside areas are available which provide open air exercise.

Reception criteria: Unconvicted and convicted 18 – 21 years (Young Adults).

Latest inspection report: HMYOI Brinsford - July 2018 (PDF)

Action Plan: HMYOI Brinsford - July 2018 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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