Holloway Prison information
Originally constructed by the City of London and opened in 1852 as a mixed prison, became all female circa 1902. Completely rebuilt between 1971-1985 on the same site.
HMP and YOI Holloway
Tel: 020 7979 4400
Fax: 020 7979 4401
Governor: Julia Killick
Operational capacity: 501 as of 23rd January 2008
Accommodation: Single rooms with some dormitory accommodation.
Reception criteria: All adult and young offenders remanded or sentenced by the courts.
Regime: Regime includes both full-time and part-time education, Skills training workshops, British Industrial Cleaning Science BICS, gardens and painting. There is a fully integrated resettlement / induction strategy, which identifies individual needs and provides a structured approach for advice and guidance on such issues as housing, benefits, training and community volunteering programmes.
There are also offending behaviour programmes: FOR a change, SDP Short duration Programme, anger management, assertion training, and domestic violence. Other programmes include desk top publishing and individual needs based work with a variety of partnership agencies. Other special features are welfare to work, Holloway befrienders scheme, listeners' schemes, programme development and community projects.