Humber Prison information

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HMP Humber is a Category ā€˜Cā€™ Resettlement Prison for adult males. HMP Humber is made up of two sites which currently are in the process of being merged together (formerly HMP Wolds and HMP Everthorpe). HMP Humber is planned to form one innovative prison which aims to effectively move prisoners along their journey in the prison towards resettlement upon release.

Region: Yorkshire and Humberside

Governor: Ian Telfer

Category: C Resettlement

Operational Capacity: 1062

CNA: 948


Reception Criteria: Two separate criteria for the respective individual sites until full physical merger 2014/15 

Category C, adult males. Generally medium to long term sentenced prisoners (sentenced to over 12 months) With priority given to offenders from the local Humber sub-region, North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

HMP Humber would not normally accept:

  • VP/rule 45 offenders
  • Any unstabilised medical conditions


Currently the prison operates separate regimes on each site. In March 2014 as we move towards a standardized regime in line with the specification for a category C prison there will be some changes. Full integration of the regime will take place when the sites are physically merged in January 2015. 

The prison operates on the basis of a journey and has dedicated wings for induction/complex needs, drug treatment, older prisoners, enhanced and a 14 bed hostel for Category D prisoners.  It is anticipated that prisoners at HMP Humber will move throughout the site and that progression through the journey towards the resettlement phase and release will be for the majority of prisoners.  Those who are assesses as suitable for open conditions will have the opportunity to work outside of the establishment on a daily basis in both prison based employment as part of prison estate management, community placements and also in paid employment.  Those who access this regime will be predominantly based in the hostel with some places as part of the enhanced unit.  The establishment focuses upon opportunities where prisoners can demonstrate active citizenship and works closely with the local community in partnership with RSA transitions.

HM Prison Service


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