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.

Excellent voluntary sector work takes place within Feltham with a full time voluntary sector co-ordinator managing the 25 plus agencies that operate within Feltham.


Bedfont Road
TW13 4ND

Tel: 020 8844 5000
Fax: 020 8844 5001

Governor: Babafemi Dada 

Operational capacity: 762 as of 2nd February 2009

Reception criteria: Young people from the age of 15 to 18 deemed as unsuitable or not warranting secure local authority accommodation. Young Adults from the age of 18 to 21 placed in custody by the courts.

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 and induction unit. Each Unit holds 30 Young People.

On the Young Adult side there are 10 Units, 7 of which hold 56 Young Adults, one that holds 54, one that holds 44 and one Enhanced Unit of 16.

Almost all the Young People's rooms are for single occupation. There is a mixture of double and single accommodation on the Young Adult side.

All rooms have integral sanitation and TV. All areas operate the IEP scheme (Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme). There is a robust anti-bullying policy in place. Locked complaint boxes are located on each unit for Young Adults and Young People to make complaints.

There are two race relations/diversity managers and equal opportunities/disability manager.

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.

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 People's name and number on the reverse.

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