Eastwood Park Prison information
Eastwood Park is a female closed local prison. Opened after refurbishment on 1 March 1996 when staff and prisoners were brought from Pucklechurch.
It was previously a male juvenile Detention Centre then a Young Offenders Institution.
Tel: 01454 382100
Fax: 01454 382101
Governor: Guy Pidduck
Operational capacity: 362 as of 10th November 2006
Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements. The prison accepts all female prisoners in its catchment area.
Regime: The regime at Eastwood Park is very diverse and includes a wide variety of employment including Housing, Gym, Education and Interventions orderlies, purposeful activity on wings and a comprehensive PE programme including early morning walking club and social evenings. An Education department which offers Basic Skills, wider Key Skills, IT, Cookery, Diversity, Salon Services, Manicure, Preparation for Work, Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Industrial Cleaning. We have a comprehensive Information, Advice and Guidance Service through Education and a Reducing Re-offending resource, both referring and signposting prisoners to internal and external departments/ agencies focusing on Children and Families, Accommodation, Finance, Drugs and Alcohol, Health, Employment, Training and Education. We have over thirty voluntary and community organisations coming in to the establishment offering support services to the women in our care. In addition we hold six weekly Resettlement Fayres which is an excellent opportunity for the women to access the services available to them.