Full Sutton Prison information


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Full Sutton is a modern, purpose-built, maximum security prison for men in category A and category B.

It opened in 1987 and lies about 11 miles east of the City of York in open countryside in the village of Full Sutton, near to the town of Pocklington.

The prison's primary function is to hold, in conditions of high security, some of the most difficult and dangerous criminals in the country.


HMP Full Sutton
YO41 1PS

Tel: 01759 475100
Fax: 01759 371206

Governor: Gareth Sands

Accommodation: Cells

Operational capacity: 558 as of March 2018

Reception criteria: Normal reception criteria. Full Sutton will not accept prisoners who have been sentenced to less than 4 years, or who have less than 12 months left to serve.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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