[Draft] Ranby Prison information


Ranby is a category C male adult working prison.

Since opening as a prison in 1972, Ranby has had the accommodation capacity regularly and significantly increased due to demand including most recently 2008 when further accommodation was built.

In May 2016 Ranby was named as one of 6 early adopter sites for autonomy where the Director of East Midlands Reform Group is able to make business and financial decisions separately to the wider prison estate.  


DN22 8EU

Tel: 01777 862 000
Fax: 01777 862 001

Director of East Midlands Reform Group Neil Richards
Governing Governor: Nigel Hirst

Operational Capacity: 1038 due to CPIG upgrade


As Ranby is a full working prison the accommodation has been reviewed to suit this need with single and double cell occupancy, there is pin phone access on all units.

House Block 1, 2 & 3 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 House Block has one central control point where staff are located.

House Block 1 is the Induction unit and has a number of cells identified for new inductions. There is a lift for access to the upper landings. This unit will assess new inductions and then re-allocate to appropriate locations around Ranby.

House Block 2 is where support is offered to prisoners that have substance misuse issues. There are drug intervention programmes run on this unit with a focus on abstinence and not maintenance. There is a drug recovery regime run on this unit also which is supported by the current Health services provider Nottingham Health Care Services.

House Block 3 is an ordinary location unit for prisoners engage with the regime and working prison agenda.

House Block 4 is a 2 storey building with 30 cells. It is Ranby’s newest accommodation, all cells are double occupancy with integral sanitation and showers. This is also a small detached unit within its own grounds.

House Block 5 is a 2-storey building with spurred single cell accommodation which holds up to 192 prisoners. It offers a TV viewing room, a games room, toasters, and DVDs. Lower risk, elderly and night shift workers are housed on this wing.

House Blocks 6 & 7 have a mixture of single and double cells with integral sanitation and showers for 60 prisoners on each wing. Each unit is detached and within its own grounds, both house enhanced and elderly prisoners who engage fully with their sentence plans and are making good progress in custody. House block 7 has a no smoking area.

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 although it is preferred that they have at least three months left to serve on their sentence so that time and consideration can be given to their release plans.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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