Regime information for Peterborough Prison

The regime at Peterborough includes a varied provision of education and workshop places on each side of the prison. There are library facilities for the male and female sides of the prison which operate as a branch of Peterborough Library Services. HMP/YOI Peterborough also has Learn Direct Centres.

The activity areas include :

  • The Link - a one-stop information, advice and guidance centre for accommodation, debt and employment issues, appointments with partnerships agencies & resettlement providers, induction and pre release programmes and self management programmes (both sides of the prison).
  • The Kleaning Academy – industrial cleaning skills and health and safety qualifications are taught providing graduates with vocational qualifications and practical training (both sides of the prison)
  • The Bridge – Holistic Centre providing a range of vocational and educational training programmes aimed at improving self esteem and self management alongside vocational qualifications in hair, beauty and holistic therapies (female only)
  • Renaissance Hair Salon – providing an accredited training programme for trainee stylists, as well as a valuable hairdressing service for women.
  • Manufacturing/Light Assembly workshops – contract services with local businesses to provide manufacturing, assembly and packaging services (male side only)
  • Eco Arts Workshop – Arts led work for female prisoners including partnerships with Peterborough City Council community arts and recycling projects (female side only).
  • Breaking the Cycle – A Restorative Justice partnership with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and The Big Issue, refurbishing abandoned bikes and donating them through the ‘Big Issue' to day centres and charities (male side).
  • Painting and Decorating – Training provided in painting and decorating with working parties assisting with the upkeep of the prison (both sides of the prison)
  • Grounds and Gardens - Training provided in grounds work and gardening with working parties assisting with the upkeep of the prison (both sides of the prison)

There is an excellent gymnasium and cardio-vascular room on each side of the prison. The female prisoners also have an outdoor games court and trim trail. The male prisoners have an outdoor Astroturf football pitch. Both sports centres provide a range of sports qualifications for prisoners

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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