Isis Prison information


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HMP & YOI Isis protects the public by holding sentenced young adults and category C offenders.

HMP & YOI Isis is sited within the perimeter wall of HMP Belmarsh.


HMP & YOI Isis
Western Way
SE28 0NZ

Tel: 020 3356 4000
Fax: 020 3356 4001

Governor: Emily Thomas

Operational Capacity: 628 as of 1 January 2016

Accommodation: There are two house blocks (Thames and Meridian), both of a similar size. They are purpose built to Category B standard with a mixture of single and double cells. The accommodation was completed in April 2010. The establishment also has an entry building, activities center for academic and vocational training, Segregation unit and PE Academy.

HMP & YOI Isis does not have in-patient healthcare facilities.

Reception Criteria: HMP & YOI Isis does not serve any local courts, and takes receptions from other prisons 2 days a week.

Latest inspection report: HMP Isis - December 2018 (PDF)

Action plan: HMP Isis - February 2019 (PDF)

Regime: HMP & YOI Isis has a broad based curriculum that supports academic achievement, vocational training, interventions and PE activities. The interventions programme is subject to offender needs. The regime is delivered in partnership with NOVUS. Details of some of the activities are:

  • Construction activity
  • Waste Management
  • Bicycle repair
  • Barbering
  • Industrial Cleaning
  • Catering
  • Media and Reprographics
  • Broadcasting and Media Studies
  • ESOL
  • Job Related studies
  • Offending Behaviour Interventions
Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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