Regime information for Wandsworth Prison

HMP Wandsworth is a category B local prison operating a standardised core day. Opportunities to reduce re offending are available through education and training. Available courses include Literacy, Numeracy, IT, Key Skills, Bricklaying, Plastering, Painting, Plumbing, Tiling, Information Technology, Industrial Cleaning, Catering, Gardening, Waste Management, Tailoring.

Radio programme production skills are provided by Radio Wanno and a full range of National Open College Network courses are provided by the Physical Education dept. Offender behaviour programmes are provided by CARATS, Interventions Group and the Drug Strategy Group.


Contracted service from Amersham and Wycombe College. Day classes – Firm Start, Social & Life Skills, English, Current Affairs, IT, Maths, Creative Writing, Yoga, Drama, Art & Crafts and Basic Skills.

Offending and Addiction behaviour programmes:
Wandsworth currently runs SOTP (sex offender treatment programmes). Thinking skills programme (TSP), Short Duration drug programme building skills for recovery), RAPt Bridge Drug Programme, Alcohol Intervention Services, Family support services for families of prisoners with addictions. Carat Group Work. Integrated drug treatment service.

Training Centres:

BICS industrial cleaning; Bricklaying Training Centre in partnership with Laing Construction (providing skills training and employment on release); plastering; multi-skills offering plumbing, carpentry, painting and decorating and electrical; tailors; bicycle maintenance centre; IT and data cabling in partnership with CISCO, Bovis and Panduit


Two gymnasiums and one sports hall.


Wandsworth has a dedicated Chaplaincy Team led by the Co-ordinating Chaplain and supported by the following full and part time denominations: Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and by a Muslim Chaplain (Imam). Our provision is supported by a number of sessional chaplains including Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, Mormon and Jehovah's witness chaplains. The Co-ordinating Chaplain makes all appointments in conjunction with the various faith groups and Religious Consultative Services in accordance with national guidelines.


A 3-week multi choice pre-select menu available on all wings. This covers most religious, ethical, ethnic and personal needs. Includes Halal, Vegetarian, and healthy option dishes

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