Usk/Prescoed (Prescoed) Prison information

Usk Prescoed

Prescoed originally opened in 1939 as an open Borstal. In 1983 it became an Open Youth Custody Centre and later changed to an open YOI in 1988. Since 1993 it has been a Resettlement open establishment housing Adult Male Category D Prisoners. Young Adults and Sex Offenders are also held at Prescoed.

Prescoed provides every opportunity for offenders to change their lives, fully rehabilitate themselves and prepare for release back into the community.



Tel: 01291 675000
Fax: 01291 675158

Governor: Giles Mason

Accommodation: 11 modern, purpose built, detached accommodation blocks housing approximately 20 offenders in each. Specialist and privileged accommodation provided for prisoners fully engaging with the resettlement agenda. Separate association area provided.

Operational Capacity: 230
Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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