Regime information for Huntercombe Prison
Regime includes full-time and part-time education workshops, training courses (bricklaying, painting & decorating and industrial cleaning), kitchen and a well resourced gymnasium.
Prisoners have free movement to and from their place of work to other activities and appointments during the core day.
There is also a listener scheme for prisoners who may be at risk from suicide or self-harm. Peer support is available via the Insiders. There is DART counselling and support for prisoners with drug problems.
Prisoners’ Wellbeing and Safety
Our full-time DART (Drug & Alcohol Recovery Team) workers offer counselling and support for prisoners during their time with us.
There is a Listener scheme for prisoners who may be at risk from suicide or self-harm. Peer support is available via the Insiders.
Family/Friends Concern for Prisoners – There may be times when families or significant others feel that their loved one may be in trouble or is just not them self; maybe they are acting out of character. If you ever feel this may be the case than share your concern with us we are here to help. There is a dedicated safer custody emergency line which is checked at various times each and every day to ensure that any messages left are dealt with immediately. So you can feel confident that we are here and will listen.
If you have any concerns for any of the men here, please leave their full name (spelt, if necessary) and their prison number. If you wish us to call you back, please leave a message stating your name and a telephone or mobile number.
Safer Custody Helpline Number: 01491643225
Safer Custody Email Address: SaferCustodyHuntercombe@hmps.gsi.gov.uk
There is an additional gateway to communication and a direct line to PACT for families and significant others to contact the prison during the working day in relation to family matters or advice, this number is for you to talk to staff if you are concerned about self-harm or the mental health of your loved ones.
Pact Prisoners’ Families Helpline: 0808 808 3444