Werrington Prison information
The institution started life in 1895 as an industrial school and was subsequently purchased by the Prison Commissioners in 1955. Two years later it opened as a Senior Detention Centre.
Following implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 it converted to a Youth Custody Centre in 1985 and in 1988 it became a Juvenile Centre.
Tel: 01782 463 300
Fax: 01782 463 301
Governor: Babafemi Dada
Operational Capacity: 162 as of 25th July 2008
Reception Criteria: Werrington is a Juvenile Centre (for juveniles aged between 15 and 18). It accepts juveniles only.