Bullingdon Prison information


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HMP Bullingdon operates as a local Prison holding both remanded and sentenced prisoners. HMP Bullingdon also accommodates young adults between the ages of 18-21. Opened in 1992 it is a ‘new gallery' design prison with four main houseblocks divided into three galleried units. A fifth houseblock was added in 1998 and a sixth in 2008 – both are two galleried units.


PO Box 50
OX25 1PZ

Tel: 01869 353100
Fax: 01869 353101

Governor: Ian Blakeman

Accommodation: There are four original houseblocks (A-D), a fifth (E) which currently accommodates sex offenders was added in 1998 and a sixth was added in 2008 (F) which facilitates induction. Accommodation primarily compromises of double cells, with a limited amount of single cells available to high risk offenders.

HMP Bullingdon also has a dedicated Healthcare Unit, specialising in supporting men with complex medical requirements, mental health problems and primary care needs.

Operational capacity: 1114 as of 11th of January 2018

Reception criteria: Bullingdon serves the courts of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire and surrounding areas/ supporting magistrate’s courts within the Thames Valley. Bullingdon also acts as a resettlement prison for prisoners from Hampshire.

HMP Bullingdon inspection report - July 2019

HMP Bullingdon action plan - September 2019

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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