HMP Brinsford

Brinsford Prison

Tel: 01902 533 450 – New Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire WV10 7PU

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HMP Brinsford currently holds young adult male offenders between the ages of 18 and 21, and is located in Featherstone, just outside Wolverhampton. It opened in 1991, and in 2002, two extra blocks were built, to provide additional education facilities. In 2008, a residential unit was opened, which meant the prison could offer a wider range of vocational training. The prison has the capacity to accommodate 577 inmates. If you’re looking for directions to HMP Brinsford, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01902 533 450

Operational capacity: 577 as of 13th August 2008

New Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire WV10 7PU

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Here's some facts about Brinsford prison.

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HMP Brinsford is a young males prison for adults between 18 and 21. It is located in Featherstone , near Wolverhampton, and was opened in 1991. Brinsford has the capacity to hold 577 inmates.

The prison has 5 residential units. Residential 1 has the first night center and induction unit, so the received prisoners would spend their first time here. Residentials 2, 3, and 4 hold young adults in single cells. Residential 4 also has the drugs recovery unit. Residential 5 is the enhanced unit with in cell showers.

Ryan Youll was arrested and sent here after attacking a teacher for 15 seconds, repeatedly punching him in the face at HMYOI Wellington during a plumbing lesson.

Ondrej Suha was found hanging in his cell hours after he was told he could be deported from the UK.

To view the latest inspection report, click here

Visiting hours within the prison are 13:30-16:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

  • All cells with two inmates have a television, electricity, and integral sanitation

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  • After 15 months, the prison had a "dramatic turnaround" after the prison was described as "squalid" in April 2014.

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  • Chief Inspector of Prisons, Nick Hardwick, claimed that the prison was the ‘single worst jail’ he had ever visited.

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  • 4 inmates escaped in 2003, by assaulting an officer, then stealing his keys. They then smashed a window and climbed over the perimeter wall.

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  • A recent inspection of HMP Brinsford yielded a damning verdict on the prison, stating that levels of violence and drug smuggling were too high.

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