Regime information for Winchester Prison

The Regime at HMP Winchester both full and part time work

The Main Prison offers employment opportunities in a number of areas, including carpentry, catering and IT.

An Introduction to Work Course acts as an extended induction for sentenced prisoners, giving qualifications in First Aid, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene and Health and Safety.

Education is provided through Milton Keynes College, and is available for all prisoners irrespective of academic ability.

The gym provides a minimum of an hour recreational activity every week, and also provides some accredited courses.

There is a variety of wing-based work including painting, cleaning and serving of the meals.

The Prison Industries offer light assembly work and charity work through the Inside Out Trust.

Drug Services

Winchester and West Hill provides a full range of Drug Services delivered by CNWL.

Winchester has a dedicated in patient detoxification facility that offers a wide range of prescribing options for prisoners that require it.

There is a multidisciplinary  team that provides full referral, assessment, advice, and throughcare services with links to other prisons and community agencies including the Drug Intervention Programme (DIP). Voluntary Drug Testing is provided for both therapeutic reasons and compliance testing and West Hill is designated as a drug free environment where all prisoners are regularly tested and receive support to stay away from illicit substances.

Resettlement Services

There are employment, housing, debt and finance advisors available as well as careers advice delivered through the National Careers service.

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