Rye Hill Prison information


HMP Rye Hill is situated in the village of Willougby, near Rugby, in Warwickshire. It opened in early 2001 as a purpose built training prison and is run by G4S.

Address: Willoughby
Nr. Rugby
CV23 8SZ

Tel: 01788 523 300
Fax: 01788 523 311

Director: Dave Thompson OBE

Controller: Matthew Tilt

Operational Capacity: 625 as of 31st October 2010

Reception Criteria:

4 years and over. (prisoners sentenced to less than 4 years but more than 3 years will be considered by prior arrangement)

Time to serve:
12 months and over. With prior agreement from the Director will accept ex Cat C Offenders who have been upgraded to Cat B.

Medical 3
All outstanding medical appointments must be completed prior to transfer or subject to agreed return for appointments


Other Restrictions:

The prison does not accept:

  • Vulnerable Prisoners not suitable for SOTP
  • Prisoners requiring intensive long term outside hospital treatment

Prior agreement with the Director is necessary in the case of:

  • Prisoners on open ACCT
  • Prisoners transferring from CSU/Segregation
  • Prisoners transferred out of Rye Hill in the last 6 months for security reasons
Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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