Parc Prison information


HMP & YOI Parc is a Category B local prison housing approximately 1336 male adults (convicted only), young adults (convicted only) and young people (convicted and remand).The prison opened in November 1997 and is the only private prison in Wales. It is managed by G4S on behalf of the Prison Service.

The prison employs 630 members of staff, (excluding subcontractors) many of whom are recruited from the local area. HMP & YOI Parc offers a progressive and challenging regime in a modern environment. A range of activities aim to equip offenders with the key skills necessary to reduce the risk of re-offending after release.

Address: Heol Hopcyn John
South Wales
CF35 6AP

Tel: 01656 300200
Fax: 01656 300316

Director: Janet Wallsgrove

Controller: Nick Lewis

Accommodation: A Block: A1: Standard Working Prisoners Unit, A2: Induction Unit, A3: Standard Working Prisoners Unit, A4: Standard Working Prisoners Unit. B Block: B1: Standard Working Prisoners Unit, B2: Standard Working Prisoners Unit B3: Drug Treatment Unit, B4: Enhanced Working Prisoners Unit. C Block: Safer Custody Unit. D Block: R45 Prisoners. G1 & E1: Young Persons Unit, H1: First Night Centre and E2: Phoenix Unit Support & Re-engagement Unit. T1: Enhanced Unit. T2: Working Wing. T3: Enhanced Unit. T4: Family Unit.U1: Assisted Living Unit. X: Enhanced R45 Prisoners.

All cells are equipped with in-cell sanitation, natural and forced ventilation, in-cell electrics and in-cell TV for Standard and Enhanced regime. All wings are equipped with hot water boilers, PIN telephones, Pool & Table Tennis Tables. Each unit is equipped with showers, laundry facilities and large association area. Own clothing permitted, except for Basic Regime.

Disabled facilities: Disabled access cell on each main residential unit. Telephone system suitable for those using hearing aids. Specialist bathing facilities available, ramps to showers, wheelchairs available, no stairs to visits. Disabled parking in visitors' car park.

Operational capacity: 1336 as of 29th July 2013

Reception criteria: Young Persons Unit: Remand and Sentenced. Young Adults: Sentenced only. VPU: Remand and Sentenced. Adult: Sentenced Only.

Latest inspection report: Young Persons’ Unit at HMP & YOI Parc - October 2018 (PDF)

Action plan: HMP Parc action plan - February 2019 (PDF)

Cynllun Gweithredu: CEM a STI Parc – Uned Pobl Ifanc - Ebrill 2019 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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