Frankland Prison information
HMP Frankland is a High Security prison holding Category A, Category A High Risk and Category B adult males.
Each of the original wings – A to D hold 108 prisoners in single cells.
F and G Wings both opened in 1998 to an open gallery design, these hold an additional 206 prisoners.
J Wing opened in 2009 and holds 120 prisoners.
The Westgate Unit opened in May 2004 and holds 86 prisoners.
Tel: 0191 376 5000
Fax: 0191 376 5001
Governor: Norman Griffin
Reception Criteria: Category A and B adult Males serving 10 years and over, IPP or Life sentences plus High and Standard Risk category A remands.
There are seven wings, all with single cells and integral sanitation.
A, B, C and D wings - the original wings, each holding 108 vulnerable prisoners
A wing holds enhanced prisoners
B1 landing holds older men and those with disabilities
D1 is for induction
F, G and J wings - the newer wings, holding non-vulnerable prisoners
F wing has 120 places
G wing has 88 places (including 18 beds on G4 for men over 50)
J wing has 120 places
Westgate unit - the three Westgate units, when fully operational hold 65 prisoners,
with the psychologically informed planned environment (PIPE) unit
holding an additional 21, making the total for Westgate, 86 places
Health care - 13 places
Segregation unit - 28 cells
Operational capacity: 844 as of April 2017