HMP Northumberland 

HMP Northumberland was formerly two separate prisons situated a few hundred meters apart - HMP Acklington and HMP Castington. The merger of the two prisons was announced in 2010 and on 31 October 2011, the merged prison became known as HMP Northumberland. From 1st December 2013, HMP Northumberland transferred to the management of Sodexo Justice Services.

HMP Northumberland
NE65 9XG

Telephone: 01670 383100
Fax: 01670 383101

Controller: David Gibbs 
Director: Tony Simpson

Operational Capacity: 1,348
CNA: 1354

Safer Prisons Line: 01670 383713 


Fifteen House Blocks (HBs) - all single cell accommodation. The Gateway Unit is a dedicated drug free/recovery unit. The other fourteen HBs hold convicted category C prisoners. Five of these HBs hold Vulnerable Prisoners; the rest are all classified as normal location.

Reception criteria

Sentenced, adult male.

HM Prison Service


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