Risley Prison information


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Risley opened as a male/female Remand Centre in 1964. It was re-roled to a male category C Training Prison 1n 1990, retaining on the same site the Female Remand Centre and a Male Allocation Centre. The female facility closed in April 1999 and the Male Allocation Centre closed in March 2000, at which time Risley wholly re-roled to a Category C Training Prison.

Warrington Road
Risley,  Warrington

Tel: 01925 733000
Fax: 01925 733001

Governor: Nicki Smith

Accommodation: Modern three-tiered single cell accommodation units with integral sanitation, showers on all landings, purpose built Serveries and association facilities. In-cell mains power and in-cell TVs installed throughout the prison. PIN phones on all units with access reported as good.

Operational capacity: 1095

Reception criteria: Risley is a Male category C training prison with an integrated VP (Vulnerable Prisoner) regime with access to the Sex Offender Treatment Programme.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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