High Down Prison information

HMP High Down 

HMP High Down opened in 1992 and currently operates as an adult male Local Cat B prison and was built on the site of Banstead's former mental hospital.

Since 2009,  two new residential Houseblocks, a new gymnasium and an Educational Centre with 21 classrooms which offers vocational training, Personal and Social Development courses and NVQ opportunities have been added to the site.

Address: 
HMP High Down
High Down Lane
Sutton
Surrey
SM2 5PJ
 
Tel: 0207 147 6300
Fax: 0207 147 6301

Governor: Ian Bickers
Operational capacity: 1103 as of 1st April 2013
Accommodation: Originally built with four residential Houseblocks, each with three  spurs each with three landings. Each houseblock holds 181 prisoners in single and double occupancy cells.

A further two Houseblocks opened in 2009, holding 178 prisoners in single accommodation. Both Houseblocks contain some specially adapted disabled cells and a lift system. 

All cells have integral sanitation; all landings have their own shower facilities and access to the PIN phone system.
   
Disabled access facilities: Wheelchair ramps at the main entrance, on Houseblock 1 and to the Health Care Centre exercise yard. Adapted cells on Houseblock 1 and in the Health Care Centre. Lift system in Reception and the Education Centre.

Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements: High Down accepts prisoners from Croydon and Guildford Crown Courts and the surrounding Magistrates Courts. There are no medical restrictions.
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