Parc Prison information
HMP & YOI Parc is a Category B local prison housing approximately 1200 male adults (convicted only), young offenders (convicted and remand) and young people (convicted and remand).The prison opened in November 1997 and is the only private prison in Wales. It is managed by G4S on behalf of the Prison Service.
The prison employs 603 members of staff, (excluding subcontractors) many of whom are recruited from the local area. HMP & YOI Parc offers a progressive and challenging regime in a modern environment. A range of activities aim to equip offenders with the key skills necessary to reduce the risk of re-offending after release.
Heol Hopcyn John
Tel: 01656 300200
Fax: 01656 300316
Director: Janet Wallsgrove
Controller: Jim McGuire
Accommodation: A Block Adults: A1: Adult Standard Working Prisoners Unit, A2: Adult Induction Unit, A3: Adult Standard Working Prisoners Unit, A4: Adult Enhanced Working Prisoners Unit. B Block: B1: Young Offender Remand/Standard Working Unit, B2: Young Offender Standard Working Prisoners Unit, B3: Young Offender Voluntary Testing Unit, B4: Young Offenders Induction Unit. C Block: Adult Voluntary Testing Unit. D Block: R45 Adult Prisoners. G1 & E1: Young Persons Unit, H1: Healthcare Centre and E2: Segregation Unit.
All cells are equipped with in-cell sanitation, natural and forced ventilation, in-cell electrics and in-cell TV for Standard and Enhanced regime. All wings are equipped with hot water boilers, PIN telephones, Pool & Table Tennis Tables (except Segregation). Also equipped with showers, laundry facilities and large association area. Own clothing permitted, except for Basic Regime.
Disabled facilities: Disabled access cell on each main residential unit. Telephone system suitable for those using hearing aids. Specialist bathing facilities available, ramps to showers, wheelchairs available, no stairs to visits. Disabled parking in visitors' car park.
Operational capacity: 1200 as of 24th June 2009
Reception criteria: Young Persons Unit: Remand and Sentenced. Young Offenders Unit: Remand and Sentenced. VPU: Remand and Sentenced. Adult: Sentenced Only.