HMP/YOI Portland information

Portland

Originally built in 1848 to hold convict prisoners, it doubled in size following the acquisition of land from the Admiralty in 1910. From 1921 to 1983 it was a Borstal. After becoming a youth custody centre, its role changed to young offender institution in 1989. In April 2011 its role changed to an Adult/Young Offenders establishment.

Address:104 The Grove
Easton
Portland
Dorset
DT5 1DL

Tel: 01305 715600
Fax: 01305 715601

Governor: Steve Hodson

Operational capacity: 530

Domestic/social visit times: Tues (13:45 – 16:00pm), Thurs (13:45 – 16:00pm), Sat (13:45 – 16:00pm), Sun (13:45 – 16:00pm).

Legal Visits/Special Visit times: Tues (9 -11am), Wed (9 -11am), Thurs (9-11am).

Legal Visits/Special Visit Email: LegalVisits.portland@hmps.gsi.gov.uk Legal and special visits may only be booked for a minimum of 7 days ahead. The mailbox will be checked at 10:00 am daily.

Accommodation:


The Prisons accommodation is provided in seven house blocks:

Benbow, Raleigh, Nelson, Grenville, Drake, Beaufort
Collingwood – Induction Unit

There is also a Care and  Separation Unit.

Reception criteria: The prison will only accept prisoners with the following criteria:

The prison will only accept prisoners with the following criteria:

Accepted:

  • YOs – no longer than 10 years
  • Adult Category C Prisoners 6mths – 4yrs
  • CPA 13

Not accepted:

  • Any prisoner who has been segregated under Rule 49 (GOOD) at any time in the 3 months prior to transfer to Portland (except by prior agreement of the Residential  Governor & Observation, Classification & Allocation Manager (OCA )
  • Any prisoner who has been segregated under Rule 49 own protection at any time in the last 3 months prior to transfer to Portland (except by prior agreement of the Residential  Governor, & Observation, Classification & Allocation Manager (OCA )
  • Any prisoner who has been on the E list at any time in the 3 months prior to transfer to Portland (except by prior agreement of the Head of Security & Operations)
  • Any prisoner with outstanding court appearances within two months
  • Any prisoner with outstanding external medical appointments within two months.
  • Any prisoner requiring 24 hour medical cover
  • Any prisoner requiring location on ground floor accommodation (except by governor to governor agreement)
  • Any prisoner unable to use stairs (except by governor to governor agreement)
  • Any Young Offender sex offenders (unless they have completed a Sex Offender Treatment Programme)
  • Any adult sex offenders

Any other moves through prior arrangement with Offender Management Unit OCA.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service

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