Forest Bank Prison Information

Forest Bank Prison
Forest Bank Prison, officially known as HMP Forest Bank, is a Category B men's prison located in Pendlebury, Manchester, England. Operated by Sodexo Justice Services, Forest Bank Prison primarily holds adult male offenders. Here is important information about Forest Bank Prison:

Forest Bank Prison was opened in 2000 and is operated under a public-private partnership between the Ministry of Justice and Sodexo Justice Services. It serves as a Category B prison, accommodating individuals with a higher level of security risk who require more stringent measures than lower security categories.

Forest Bank Prison is classified as a Category B prison. This designation indicates that it holds individuals who are considered to have a significant risk of escape or harm to the public, but who may not require the highest level of security found in maximum-security prisons.

Forest Bank Prison primarily houses adult male offenders. It can accommodate approximately 1,460 individuals, including remand prisoners, sentenced prisoners, and those on recall from parole or other community orders.

Forest Bank Prison provides a range of facilities and services to meet the needs of its inmates and support their rehabilitation. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison consists of multiple residential units with individual cells or shared accommodation for inmates. The cells are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Education and Vocational Training: Forest Bank Prison offers educational programs to help inmates improve their literacy, numeracy, and other skills. Vocational training opportunities are provided to enhance employment prospects upon release.
  • Workshops and Employment: Inmates have access to workshops where they can engage in various activities such as carpentry, painting, and other vocational programs. These activities aim to develop skills and potential employment options within the prison.
  • Healthcare: Forest Bank Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who offer primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support and substance abuse programs are also available.
  • Sports and Physical Activities: The prison promotes physical fitness and well-being by providing access to sports facilities and organized activities. These activities aim to develop teamwork, discipline, and positive lifestyle choices.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and offers opportunities for visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Chaplaincy Services: Forest Bank Prison has chaplains representing different faiths who offer religious support and guidance to prisoners.
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Contact Information
HMP Forest Bank Prison
Agecroft Rd,
M27 8FB

Tel: 01619 257000

Website: HMP Forest Bank Prison
Booking a visit to Forest Bank Prison
How to book a visit to Forest Bank Prison?

To book a visit: By Phone, call 0161 925 7029 or 0161 925 7030 or you can book a visit by email

Forest Bank Prison Information

What are the visitng time at HMP Forest Bank Prison?
Visits at HMP Forest Bank Prison are held
  • Tue: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Wed: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Thu: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Fri: 13:00 – 19:00
  • Sat: 12:30 – 16:00
  • Sun: 12:30 – 16:00
How to get to Forest Bank Prison, Directions to Forest Bank Prison:

Getting to Forest Bank prison, by train, Manchester Victoria, take the train to Swinton and then pick up bus number 484 as above

By bus: HMP/YOI Forest Bank is approximately 1000 metres on the left. From Swinton Train Station, take bus number 484,

Parking at Forest Bank Prison, There is a Visitors car park at the prison.
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