Regime information for Bure Prison


The establishment regime comprises a wide range of learning and skills activities housed within a dedicated Learning Resource Centre. Some vocational work such as Painting and Decorating, Industrial Cleaning and multi-skills is also available. A busy horticulture and recycling department also provides activity, qualifications and a service to the establishment.

Support services

A Listener scheme overseen by the Samaritans operates to support offenders needing a peer to talk to. Offenders can also access Resettlement Providers through a daily drop-in service including a NACRO Resettlement Worker, NACRO housing worker, Citizens Advice Bureau, Debt Advice, Job Centre Plus, Alcoholics Anonymous and RAPt drug services.

Offending behaviour programmes

HMP Bure delivers a suite of nationally accredited offending behaviour programmes (OBPs) designed specifically to meet the needs of the establishment's sex offender population. The programmes delivered are:

  • the CORE Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP)
  • the Extended SOTP 
  • two Pilot programmes. 
The first is the 'Healthy Sex Programme' (HSP). This is a potential replacement for the 'Healthy Sexual Functioning' (HSF) Programme. HMP Bure is planning to deliver HSP in 2014/15. The second pilot is the High Intensity SOTP, this is a roll on roll off programme which is cognitive and behavioural in its approach and that it is aligned to the same targets of the Structured Assessment of Risk and Need Report (SARN) format, as the CORE SOTP that we have previously delivered.

This means that offenders who are expected to complete CORE SOTP can be assured that by participating in the High Intensity SOTP they will be completing work that will be recognised in the same way as the completion of CORE SOTP. The Thinking Skills Programme (TSP) is also delivered by the Programmes Team at HMP Bure. The delivery of all programmes is supported by NOMS East of England Psychological Services.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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