Onley Prison information

Onley prison

Built as a Borstal in 1968 Onley held Young Offenders until 1998 when Juvenile prisons joined the YO population. The Juvenile population was replaced by sentenced adults in March 2004.  Re-rolling to a full Adult Cat C Training Establishment in March 2010.  From 2013 HMP Onley was designated as a Resettlement Prison for - Greater London. The role of the establishment was to house a proportion of London prisoners approaching the end of their sentence with a view to accessing Community Rehabilitation Companies (CPA Area 20) to prepare them for release into their home area. As a consequence of the reorganisation of national prison groupings HMP Onley will, from April 2018, once again be an East Midlands Prison although it is likely that it will retain a significant population of London prisoners for some time after this date.

Region: East Midlands
Address: HMP Onley
CV23 8AP

Governor: Matthew Tilt
Category: Cat. C Adult Male 
Telephone: 01788 523400
Fax: 01788 523401

Operational Capacity: 742

Accommodation: Residential Wings A - E are 60 single cells with internal sanitation, in-cell electricity and TV. I Wing (Resettlement) holds 100 prisoners in 50 double cells all with internal sanitation and comparable facilities to the other wings.

J & K Wings (Substance Misuse Recovering Unit on K) both hold 75 prisoners each in 15 Double cells and 45 single cells all with internal sanitation and comparable facilities to the other wings.

L Wing was added in 2009 with 8 double cells and 56 single cells all with in cell showers.  L-Wing houses only prisoners on enhanced level IEP who have demonstrated their suitability for a more progressive regime.

Reception Criteria: Onley is a Category C Resettlement Establishment, accepting prisoners with a sentence of 1 to 4 years and longer term prisoners who are approaching the end of their sentence. Onley will accept progressive moves for IPP offenders.

Support for families and friends of prisoners at HMP Onley: If you are concerned for the welfare of a prisoner at HMP Onley with regards to self-harm or violence, please contact the At Risk Phone Line: 01788 523663

HMP Onley HMIP report 2018

HMP Onley action plan: a response to the HMIP inspection

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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