Leyhill Prison information


Leyhill originally opened as hutted accommodation (formerly a wartime hospital) in 1946. Leyhill is in South Gloucestershire and is the only minimum-security prison in the South West Area.

Leyhill was rebuilt in the late 1970s to early 1980s and in 1986 prisoners were re-housed in new living accommodation. In 2002 new accommodation units were added enabling the prison to cater for 532 prisoners.

GL12 8BT

Tel: 01454 264000
Fax: 01454 261714

Governor: Neil Lavis

Operational capacity: 515

Reception criteria: Adult males after re-categorisation to category D. Also holds ISP prisoners, allocated nationally.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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