Forest Bank Prison information

Forest Bank

Built on the former Agecroft Power Station in Salford, Greater Manchester, HM Prison Forest Bank is an 1364 place Category B Male Local Prison serving the courts of the North-West, accepting remand and sentenced adults and remand young offenders. The prison opened in 2000 and is operated by Sodexo Justice Services.  As part of the overall design, Forest Bank sits in a country park with lake and meadows which are for public use.


HMP Forest Bank
Agecroft Road
M27 8FB

Telephone: 0161 925 7000
Fax: 0161 925 7001

Director: Matt Spencer
Controller: Brian Langan

Accommodation: Cellular - single and double.

Operational Capacity: 1460

Reception Criteria:

  • Services for Adults: Wigan, Leigh, Bolton, Bury

Latest Inspection Report: May 2019

Latest Action Plan: September 2019

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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