Leyhill prison Information

Leyhill prison
Leyhill Prison, officially known as HMP Leyhill, is a Category D men's prison located in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Leyhill Prison is an open prison that primarily accommodates adult male offenders. Here is important information about Leyhill Prison:

Leyhill Prison was established in 1946 and operates as a Category D open prison. Its primary focus is on the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders nearing the end of their sentences. Open prisons like Leyhill provide a more relaxed and less secure environment compared to closed prisons.

Leyhill Prison is classified as a Category D prison, which indicates a lower level of security compared to other prison categories. It allows inmates to have greater freedom of movement and opportunities for work, education, and training.

Leyhill Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It specifically houses individuals who have been assessed as suitable for open conditions and are considered low risk in terms of escape or public safety.

Leyhill Prison provides various facilities and services to support the rehabilitation and well-being of its inmates. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison consists of multiple residential units with individual rooms or shared accommodation for inmates. The rooms are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Work Opportunities: Leyhill Prison offers a range of work opportunities to inmates both within the prison and through external placements. These can include employment in areas such as maintenance, horticulture, industrial workshops, and catering.
  • Education and Vocational Training: The prison provides access to educational programs and vocational training courses to help inmates develop new skills, improve employability, and enhance their prospects upon release.
  • Healthcare: Leyhill Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who offer primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialist services are also available.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and supports visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: Leyhill Prison offers pre-release planning and support to assist inmates in their transition back into the community. This may include assistance with accommodation, employment, and accessing community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP Leyhill Prison
GL12 8BT

Tel: 01454 264000

Website: HMP Leyhill Prison
Booking a visit to Leyhill Prison
You can book your visit online or by telephone.

You can book your visit online: www.gov.uk/prison-visits

You can book your visit by telephone.

Booking line: 01454 264 000

Leyhill Prison Information

How to get to Leyhill Prison:

To get to Leyhill Prison by Car: If you are coming to leyhill prison by car, take the M5, Junction 14 go towards wotton under edge on B4509, right turn to leyhill, the prison will be on your Left. There is visitor parking at leyhill prison

To get to Leyhill Prison by Train:
The nearest stations are Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads

Get to Leyhill Prison Via Bus:
The prison does run a free bus service once a month on the last Saturday, call 0117 931 4340 for details.

To Book A Leyhill Prison Visit You Must:
  • Be on the prisoners visits list
  • Book your visit in advance
  • Have the required ID when you visit
  • At least one visitor must be over 18
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