Hindley Prison information
HMP and YOI Hindley opened in 1961 becoming a youth custody centre in 1983. In April 2009 Hindley became a dedicated centre for offenders under the age of 18. Hindley is now the largest under 18 establishment in the country.
HM Prison Hindley
Tel: 01942 663100
Fax: 01942 663101
Governor: Peter Francis
Operational Capacity: 440 as at 1st May 2009
Reception Criteria: We accept Young People (15-18) who are on remand or sentenced. Young people who are serving an IPP sentence are also accepted.
Accommodation: The site has seven units (Alder, Beech, Cedar, Dove, Elm, Fir and Juniper), Alder unit provides accommodation for 15 year olds, Juniper is the designated first night and induction unit and Elm unit accommodates remanded young people.. Hindley also has a complex needs unit for young people requiring more intensive interventions (Willow) and a behaviour management unit (Sycamore).
Regime: Hindley offers a comprehensive regime that provides opportunities for young people to gain qualifications and to address their offending behaviour, whilst aiding them to reintegrate into society on their release. Regime provision includes learning and skills delivered by The Manchester College, a wide range of vocational training places and a comprehesnive physical education programme.. Hindley has an in-patient healthcare facility and a mental health day care centre.
Safeguarding & Offender Management: Hindley has extensive safeguarding and child protection arrangements in place and a multi-disciplinary team including specialist Prison Officers, Social Workers and Youth Offending Team workers provide support and direction for young people during their time in custody.