Portland Young Offender Institution 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: Russ Trent

Operational capacity: 530 as of August 2012

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 & 14:00 -16:00pm), 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 and 3:00pm daily. 

Accommodation:
The Prisons accommodation is provided in seven house blocks:
Benbow, Raleigh, Nelson, Grenville
Drake – Adult Wing,
Collingwood – Induction Unit
Beaufort – Skills Development Unit.

There is also a Care & Control Unit.

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

Sentence:

  • Young Offenders - No sentence longer than 10 years – This includes Extended Sentences but does not include Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (ISPP prisoners) who can only be accepted through prior arrangement with our Offender Management Unit.
  • Adult category C prisoners - No sentence longer than 8 years, local to SW region.
  • Adult prisoners subject to Indeterminate Sentences will be accepted through prior arrangement with the Offender Management Unit

Time to serve:

  • Adult category C prisoners with not less than 6 months to serve
  • No minimum for Young Offender prisoners

Accepted:

  • Prisoners subject to Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS) arrangements: Through arrangement with HMP/YOI Portland PCT department.

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   

 

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