HMP Aylesbury

Aylesbury Prison

Tel: 01296 444 000 – Bierton Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1EH

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HMP Aylesbury is a prison with an interesting and varied past. It has been in operation since 1847. It was originally a county gaol, until 1890, when it became a prison for women. At the turn of the century two new wings were added, and in 1959, the prison was converted to incarcerate male prisoners. Since 1989, the establishment has been used to house young offenders, and holds the longest sentences young male offenders in the UK prison system. It is currently able to house up to 444 inmates. If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Aylesbury, please use the map on this page.

Tel: 01296 444 000

Operational capacity: 444

Bierton Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP20 1EH

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Heres some facts about Aylesbury prison

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HMYOI Aylesbury is a Young Offenders Institute in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, northwest of London. It has the capacity to holds 444 young male inmates.

Aylesbury opened in 1847 as a county gaol, but was changed in 1890 to a women’s prison. In 1959, the prison converted to a male prison, then in 1989, the prison converted to a YOI. Aylesbury holds the longest sentenced young offenders.

The residential section is built of A to E wings and G wing holding mainstream prisoners, and an F wing holding vulnerable prisoners in an “enabling environment”.

In the report of an unannounced inspection in June 2015, it was stated on many occasions that the safety and purposeful activity was inadequate, and did not live up to the “healthy prisons” standard.

On basic level, visiting hours are between 15:00 and 16:15 every day. On standard or enhanced level, the hours are from 14:15 to 16:15.

  • Jade Braithwaite was held in HMYOI Aylesbury after the murder of 16 year old Ben Kinsella for a minimum of 19 years.

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  • There has been a prison or gaol in Aylesbury since 1810

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  • An act of violence sent multiple officers and an inmate to hospital on the 21/7/17

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  • In 2015 HMYOI Aylesbury came under fire with a recent government inspection heavily criticizing the establishment.

    See an overview of the report on our blog page here:

    HMYOI Aylesbury – Is the Prison System Failing Our Youngest, Most Vulnerable Inmates?

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  • It’s often called the ‘UK’s toughest youth prison’. Around one in five inmates are doing life for murder.

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  • The prison offers both full and part time education programmes. It also offers inmates the chance to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

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  • HMP Aylesbury hit the headlines in 2007, when it was discovered that it had the highest number of cases of self-harm amongst inmates in the UK. It has since managed to reduce this number.

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