Ranby Prison information
Ranby is a category C male adult working prison.
Since opening as a prison in 1972, Ranby has had it’s prisoner accommodation capacity regularly and significantly increased. The most recent new accommodation was completed in 2008.
Tel: 01777 862 000
Fax: 01777 862 001
Governor: Louise Taylor
Operational Capacity: 1098 as of 31st August 2008
In order that Ranby adopts fully the Working Prison concept, a review of all prisoner accommodation is necessary.
Current usage is:
The IEPS is employed across all aspects of the prison.
Access to PIN phones is available on all units.
A wing is a 2-storey building built in July 1983 with spurred single cell accommodation, and places for 192 prisoners. It has recently been decorated throughout, and offers a TV viewing room, a games room, toasters, and DVDs. Lower risk, elderly and night shift workers are housed on this wing.
There is currently no facility for in house dining on A Wing. Therefore, prisoners are required to attend the main dinning hall to collect & consume their meals.
C wing is a 2 storey building housing of 30 cells. This unit is Ranby’s newest accommodation. All cells are double occupancy with integral sanitation and showers. This is a small detached unit within it’s own grounds.
D, E, F and G wings have a mixture of single and double cells with integral sanitation for 116 prisoners on each wing. There are 3 landings with showering facilities on each landing. Each wing (D/E & F/G & J/K) has one central control point where staff IT & telephony is located. D wing currently facilitates an IDTS (Intensive Drug Treatment service) programme, where prisoners participate in all regime activities including education and work and other purposeful activity as well as engaging with a bespoke substance reduction plan.
E wing has no specialized role. All prisoners are expected to attend work, education and purposeful activity.
F wing is the establishments' Induction wing. All new receptions complete a 3 day induction programme whilst residing on the wing. On completion, prisoners move to another residential unit within HMP Ranby to allow them to complete their sentence plan targets, vocational training and attend work in the interim.
G wing has no specialized role. All prisoners are expected to attend work, education and purposeful activity.
H & I wings have a mixture of single and double cells with integral sanitation and shower for 60 prisoners on each wing. Each unit is detached and within it’s own grounds.
H Wing has accommodation for 40 prisoners on drug rehabilitation programmers, in cells with integral shower and toilet.
J and K Wings accommodate 226 prisoners in a mixture of single and double cells some of which are constructed to safer cell standards.
Reception Criteria: Prior arrangement is necessary for the transfer of Lifers, IPP, Score 3 prisoners, and prisoners on open ACCTs. Initial OASYs assessments & sentence plans should be completed where possible.
Prisoners subject to parole must be within 6 months of their PED. Prisoners should have at least 3 months left to serve from arrival. Ranby does not impose any reception criteria based upon length of sentence. We prefer prisoners to have at least 3 months left to serve after arrival.
HMP Ranby is a designated working prison .We would appreciate consideration from sending establishments prioritising allocating prisoners who wish to work.
ROTL opportunities are very limited.
Education is provided by Milton Keynes College.
Prison Healthcare is provided by the Doncaster Primary Care Trust through a contract with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust.
A comprehensive Industries complex provides manufacturing and training to both private and public companies.