Ashfield Prison information


Ashfield is a Category C adult male training prison built on the site of the former remand centre in the village of Pucklechurch on the North Side of Bristol.


Shortwood Road
BS16 9QJ

Tel: 0117 303 8000
Fax: 0117 303 8001

Director: Martin Booth

Controller: Eryl Drew

Operational capacity: 400 as of 25th May 2007.

Accommodation: Single and double cells.

Reception criteria: Ashfield accepts adult men over the age of 18 who have been convicted of sexual offences (MCOSOs).  We offer a number of intervention courses as part of the Sexual Offender Treatment Programme, and various skills based courses to support reducing re-offending upon release.

Accommodation: Ashfield’s residential structure consists of two house blocks Severn and Avon each of which have 4 wings with ground floor and first floor accommodation.  We also have an EDC (Early Days Centre) where prisoners can spend time acclimatizing themselves into their new environment before being moved on to one of the wings.

Latest inspection report: HMP Ashfield - April 2019 (PDF)

Action plan: HMP Ashfield - August 2019 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service

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