HMP Birmingham

Birmingham Prison

Tel: 0121 598 8000 – Winson Green Road Birmingham B18 4AS

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HMP Birmingham dates back to the Victorian era, and was built in 1849. It’s situated in Winson Green, close to the centre of the city; and is a category B  prison for remand and sentenced adult males. The prison is privately run by GS4, and is also one of the largest in the UK, with the capacity to hold 1,450 inmates. It currently runs an education programme, which is offered by Derby College. If you need directions to HMP Birmingham, simply refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 0121 598 8000

Operational capacity: 1,450 (01/10/11)

Winson Green Road Birmingham B18 4AS

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Here's some facts about Birmingham prison.

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HMP Birmingham is located close to the city center of Birmingham. It is a category B prison which holds adult males. The prison is run by G4S, and is one of the largest in the UK, with the capacity to hold 1450 inmates. G4S assumed ownership in 2011.

A riot occured in December 2016 causing approximately £2 million of damage to four wings in the prison. It lasted 12 hours. Up to 240 prisoners were moved out of the jail on the 17th December.

Fred West spent his last 8 months in HMP Birmingham after being sent in on remand. He commuted suicide in his cell on 1st January 1995 before he could go on trial.

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Visits are every day. Monday-Friday visits are 09:00 to 11:45 (9:00 to 10:00 and 10:45 to 11:45 on Thu), 14:00 to 16:00, and 18:00 to 19:30 (Tue, Wed, Thu). On Saturday or Sunday visits are between 8:30 and 9:45, 10:15 and 11:45, and 15:00 to 16:00.

  • 35 executions took place at HMP Birmingham in the 20th century.

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  • HMP Birmingham was the first privatised prison in the UK.

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  • Rioting recently broke out in HMP Birmingham. An inmate later claimed that it was due to the delay of dessert being served at mealtime.

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  • Charlie Wilson actually escaped from HMP Birmingham in 1964. He was recaptured in 1968.

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  • Notable prior inmates include Fred West, Charlie Wilson, who was involved in the Great Train Robbery, and even Ozzy Osbourne!

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