East Sutton Park Prison information

East Sutton Park

First opened as a Borstal in 1946. The establishment holds both adult and young offender women in open conditions and its primary focus is on preparing residents for a successful reintegration back in to the community.


HMP/YOI East Sutton Park
Sutton Valence
ME17 3DF

Tel: 01622 785000
Fax: 01622 785001

Governor: Natasha Wilson

Operational capacity: 100 as of 1 May 2018

Accommodation: All rooms are in the main house and are of varying sizes, from 7 bed dormitories to 2 bedded rooms.

Reception criteria: All women risk assessed as suitable for open conditions. Must have completed offence focused work, unless it is available at the establishment. Cell sharing risk assessments must be low. No medical conditions that require 24-hour health cover. Women on a programme of detoxification may be accepted by prior agreement but should have been stabilized for four weeks before transfer and not be on a methadone dose of greater than 40mgs. Other factors to be considered: any proved adjudications in last six months; previous self harm/ACCT history; risk to children; Schedule 1 Offenders. Due to the nature of the buildings and its grounds, the transfer of women with reduced mobility must to be agreed in advance to ensure the establishment can safely meet the needs of the individual.

Regime: Regime includes provision of a diverse education curriculum; a working farm, butchery, horticulture and gardens, catering, vocational and distance learning and physical education. There is a strong emphasis on resettlement, underpinned by good community links with up to 35 women working outside on voluntary and paid employment on a daily basis.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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