Whatton Prison information
Whatton is a category C prison which holds adult male sex offenders. It opened as a detention centre and since May 1990 it has held sex offenders who participate in the Sex Offenders Treatment Programme.
Tel: 01949 803200
Fax: 01949 803201
Governor: Lynn Saunders
Accommodation: Three main wings A, B and C mainly single cells.
Operational capacity: 841 as of 5th August 2008
Reception criteria: All applicants for a place at Whatton must (1) be Cat C; (2) have at least 6 months left to serve; (3) not require the services of a full-time MO.
Offenders should not be in denial or maintaining their innocence.
Regime: The regime includes a wide range of Learning and Skills activities, including education, vocational training, industrial workshops and manufacturing, farms and gardens. There are also a large range of offending behaviour programmes including sex offender treatment programme, enhanced thinking skills and CALM. The prison runs a Listener Scheme for those prisoners who are considered to be at risk of suicide or self harm.