Feltham Prison information
The original Feltham was built in 1854 as an Industrial School and was taken over in 1910 by the Prison Commissioners as their second Borstal institution. The existing building opened as a Remand Centre in March 1988.
The current HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Feltham was formed by the amalgamation of Ashford Remand Centre and Feltham Borstal in 1990/91.
Currently Feltham is one of four establishments the Youth Justice Board (YJB) commission from the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) to provide specialist custodial places for young people aged 15-18.
Within NOMS, the Young People’s Estate has responsibility for the management and operational delivery of all under-18 Young Offender Institutions (YOIs). The Youth Justice Board (YJB) commission around 900 places for young men, making it the biggest provider of secure accommodation for young people in England and Wales.
The vision of the Young People’s Estate is:
"To give young people the best chance to turn their lives around by providing them with safe, decent and secure environments that focus on education and personal development and empower them to make positive change, successfully return to the community and lead law-abiding lives."
Tel: 020 8844 5000
Fax: 020 8844 5001
Governor: Glenn Knight
Young People - 210
Young Adults - 340
Young People - Sentenced and remanded young people aged 15 – 18 as directed by the courts.
Young Adults – Sentenced young adults aged from 18 to 21.
Accommodation: Young Adults and Young People occupy separate residential units.
There are currently 8 units for young people; this includes Bittern as a first night / induction unit. Each Unit holds 30 young people. There are two specialist units, the Care and Separation Unit (CSU) holds 16 young people and the Enhanced Support Unit which holds 14.
Almost all the young people's rooms are for single occupation. All cells are equipped with in-cell sanitation, natural and forced ventilation, in-cell electrics for in-cell kettles and in-cell TV for Standard and Enhanced regime. All units are equipped with PIN telephones, Table Tennis Tables and units games. The units are equipped with showers, laundry facilities and large association area. Own clothing permitted, except for Basic Regime.
On the Young Adult side there are 12 Units, 7 of which hold 56 Young Adults, one that holds 54, one holds 38, one that holds 44, one Healthcare Unit of 16 and a Segregation unit that holds 18.
There is a mixture of double and single accommodation on the Young Adult side.
All cells are equipped with in-cell sanitation, natural and forced ventilation, in-cell electrics for in-cell kettles and in-cell TV for Standard and Enhanced regime. All units are equipped with PIN telephones, Pool & Table Tennis Tables and units games. The units are equipped with showers, laundry facilities and large association area. Own clothing permitted, except for Basic Regime.
There are PIN Phones on each unit and every Young Adults and Young Person arriving at Feltham is given his own PIN with an automatic £2 of credit. To give them extra support and make contact with families and friends.
Any money for the young people and Young Adults should be sent in the form of a postal order which should be made payable to HM Prison Service and have the Young Person/Adults’ name and number on the reverse.