Peterborough Prison information

HMP Peterborough is a local category B prison which is situated on the former site of the Baker Perkins engineering works. The prison is operated by Sodexo Justice Services.

Opening in March 2005, it is the country's only dual purpose-built prison for men and women, who are kept separate at all times. The prison also has a 12 place Mother and Baby Unit.

In line with Government policy, all prisons across the country are to become smoke free. The female prison became smoke free on 11 September 2017; the male prison became smoke free on 29 January 2018.

Our objective is to provide a safe and secure living and working environment for residents in our care. Our aim is to reduce reoffending through the provision of a rehabilitative culture, offering education and training opportunities, together with support from agencies both within and outside the prison.

Address: HMP Peterborough
Saville Road

Tel: 01733 217500
Fax: 01733 217501

Director: Damian Evans

Controller: Pat Morris

Operational Capacity: 1,228 (868 male, 360 female)

Latest inspection report: HMP Peterborough - July 2018 (PDF)

Action plan: HMP Peterborough - January 2019 (PDF)

Reception Criteria: Normal reception arrangements. Peterborough accepts adult male prisoners from Cambridgeshire and females from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Accommodation: Cells – see below

Female: The uncrowded capacity is 360 including a separate Mother and Baby Unit which can accommodate 12 mums. The main accommodation comprises of two houseblocks each containing five wings.

Houseblock One holds women on remand and sentenced YOI'S, Detox, Induction, Lifers and open unit.

Houseblock Two holds a foreign national unit, complex residents unit and all sentenced women.

The majority of the accommodation is single occupancy and the wings hold on average 38 women. There is a Separation and Care unit and a 15-bed healthcare facility.

Male: The crowded capacity for male residence is 868. Each wing houses approximately 79 residents with the exception of Z2, the enhanced wing, which has 59. There are twelve wings on the male side across three houseblocks.

Each cell has integral sanitation and the wings each have shower facilities, a servery area plus an association area. There is a Separation and Care Unit which holds 14 residents and an inpatient Healthcare unit which can hold up to 14 residents.

Latest inspection report: HMP Peterborough Women Inspection Report (PDF)

Latest action plan: HMP Peterborough Women Action Plan (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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