Werrington Prison information


The institution started life in 1895 as an industrial school and was subsequently purchased by the Prison Commissioners in 1955.

Following implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 1982 it converted to a Youth Custody Centre in 1985 and in 1988 it became a Young People’s Centre.

Within HMPPS, Youth Custody Services has responsibility for the management and operational delivery of all Under 18 YOIs


Ash Bank Road

Tel: 01782 463 300
Fax: 01782 463 301

Governor: Sonia Brooks OBE

Accommodation: All cells are single occupancy and all have integral sanitation.

Operational Capacity: 118

Reception Criteria: Sentenced and remanded young people aged 15 – 18 as directed by the courts.

Latest inspection report: HMYOI Werrington - February 2019 (PDF)

Latest action plan: HMYOI Werrington - July 2019 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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