Regime information for Frankland Prison

Contracted out to Manchester College. Courses are provided from remedial to Degree level, five days per week, 52 weeks per year. The prison Library holds an impressive stock of books, books on tape, and CD's.

Purposeful activity includes furniture production, a charity workshop, a sight and sound workshop. PICTA, CIT and VTC courses are available.

The gymnasium is well equipped and has been praised in recent HMCIP and OFSTED reports 2008. An extensive PE programme is run for staff and prisoners. Frankland also has a well-equipped external occupational health suite.

A large number of clinics are held, many conducted by visiting specialists. In patient facilities consist of 1X 4 bedded ward and 10 furnished rooms. Primary care is contracted to the Darlington PCT. We also have fully equipped dental suite, X-ray, telehealth and wing based treatment rooms. The Suicide Crisis Suite is located in the Healthcare Centre.

Reducing Re-Offending
A range of accredited offending behaviour programmes are offered (Enhanced Thinking Skills, Sex Offender Treatment Programmes, and the FOCUS drug and alcohol rehabilitation programme). In addition, an established referral process is operated whereby prisoners can be considered for specific one to one intervention and structured risk assessment where appropriate.

HM Prison Service


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