East Sutton Park Prison information

East Sutton Park

First opened as a borstal in 1946. It holds both adult and young offender women in open conditions preparing them for resettlement in the community. Amalgamated with Blantyre House in 2007.


HMP/YOI East Sutton Park
Sutton Valence
ME17 3DF

Tel: 01622 785000
Fax: 01622 785001

Governor: Robin Eldridge

Operational capacity: 100 as of 27 February 2009

Accommodation: 21 dormitories of varying sizes. From 5 bed to 2 bed rooms.

Reception criteria: All risk assessed as suitable for an open resettlement prison. Must have completed Offence Focused Work. Cell sharing risk assessments must be low. No medical condition that requires 24-hour cover. Women on a detoxification programme should be stabilized for four weeks before coming to East Sutton Park and be on a methadone dose no greater than 40mgs. Other factors to be considered: Any proved adjudications in last six months. Previous F2052SH/ACCT history, risk to children, Schedule 1 Offenders, Regimes for disabled prisoners by prior arrangement.

Regime: Regime includes provision of a fully working farm, butchery, horticulture and gardens, catering, vocational and distance learning courses, educational courses and physical education. There is emphasis on resettlement, good community links with up to 40 women working outside on voluntary and paid employment on a daily basis.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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