Erlestoke Prison information
The establishments’ focus is firmly fixed on reducing reoffending and preventing future victims of crime by preparing offenders for their release through accredited intervention programmes, skill and vocational based training and education, in a pro social environment.
The Establishments’ Commitment Statement is as follows:
HMP Erlestoke is a safe and secure establishment that provides offenders with the motivation and opportunities to lead crime free lives.
The key principles of delivery are:
A. Maintaining a safe and secure prison whilst delivering a drug and alcohol free community
B. Providing opportunity for all offenders to work hard, reduce risks of offending and make a positive contribution to society and challenge where they do not
C. Collectively and efficiently managing our risks and resources within a challenging financial climate
D. Working collaboratively with partner agencies and individuals to achieve quality outcomes that reduce offending rates and prevent future victims of crime
E. Managing known change and shaping the future direction of the establishment
F. Actively involving staff and offenders in self development and in the creation of pro-social role models
HMP Erlestoke is a non-smoking establishment.
Tel: 01380 814250
Fax: 01380 814273
Governor: Tim Knight
Accommodation: The prison currently has 8 residential units which are predominantly single cells with in cell sanitation. The induction unit has double cell accommodation to support offenders on their first night at Erlestoke.
Operational Capacity: 524
Reception Criteria: Erlestoke has a limited capacity to deliver a regime and suitable living environment for wheelchair bound offenders. The prison is intervention focused and whilst it will accept all Category C prisoners, they will need to engage in the community feel of the prison. The prison provides health care provision but does not have in-patient facilities.