Oakwood Prison Information

Oakwood Prison
Oakwood Prison, officially known as HMP Oakwood, is a Category C men's prison located in Featherstone, Staffordshire, England. Managed by the private company G4S, Oakwood Prison provides secure custody and rehabilitation for male offenders. Here is important information about Oakwood Prison:

Oakwood Prison opened in 2012 and is one of the largest prisons in the United Kingdom. The prison serves as a Category C facility, accommodating individuals who have been convicted of various offenses requiring secure custody and rehabilitation.

Oakwood Prison is classified as a Category C prison, indicating a lower level of security. However, the prison still maintains strict security measures to ensure the safety of both staff and inmates.

Oakwood Prison houses adult male offenders who have been assessed as suitable for Category C conditions. These inmates may have committed a range of offenses and are typically serving medium-term sentences. The prison aims to provide a safe and supportive environment to facilitate their rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into society.

Oakwood Prison offers various facilities and services to support the welfare and rehabilitation of its inmates. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison provides 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: Oakwood Prison offers a comprehensive range of educational programs and vocational training opportunities. Inmates have access to courses that promote literacy, numeracy, and essential life skills. Vocational training programs are also available to help inmates develop employable skills and enhance their chances of successful reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Oakwood Prison have access to various work opportunities within the prison, including maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, foster discipline, and instill a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: Oakwood Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who provide primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialized medical care are also available.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and facilitates visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: Oakwood Prison offers pre-release planning and support to help inmates prepare for their eventual release. This includes assistance with accommodation, employment, and access to community-based support services to facilitate a successful transition back into society.
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Contact Information
HMP Oakwood,
West Midlands,
WV10 7QD

Tel: 01902 799 000

Website: HMP Oakwood Prison
Booking a visit to Oakwood Prison
Visiting Times at Oakwood Prison

Oakwood prisoners are given the opportunity to book their own visits through the Kiosk. Visits can be booked up to a maximum of 14 days in advance with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

Oakwood Prison Information

For all visits to Oakwood Prison, visitors are required to bring photographic ID and proof of address (dated within the past 3 months). The only forms of photographic ID that will be accepted are:
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Photographic
  • Driving Licence (full or provisional)
  • Citizen Card
  • Senior Citizens Bus Pass Travel Card (issued by Scottish Government)
The only forms of proof of address that will be accepted are:
  • Utility bill
  • Council tax bill
  • Benefit book
  • Bank statement
  • other letter from official source
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