HMP Hewell

Hewell Prison

Tel: 01527 785000 – Hewell Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire B97 6QS

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HMP Hewell opened in 2008 and is an adult male local prison, holding mixed-category offenders; including those in remand, those who have been sentenced and those who are recognised as vulnerable. It has a capacity of 1,261 and is located in Redditch in Worcestershire. In addition to the main prison, the grounds also house The Grange, which is a category D open site. This prison was once a manor house, owned by the Earl of Plymouth. If you’re visiting HMP Hewell and want to find out how to get there, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01527 785000

Operational capacity: 1261

Hewell Lane, Redditch, Worcestershire B97 6QS

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Here's some facts about Hewell prison.

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HMP Hewell is a multiple security category prison in Redditch, Worcestershire. Opened in 2008, the prison has capacity for 1,278 male inmates. The prison is a merger between category B prison Blakenhurst, category C prison Brockhill, and category D prison Hewell Grange.

On the closed site, there are six house blocks with single & double cells and in-cell sanitation. House blocks 1, 2A spur and 3 predominantly convicted prisoners with a resettlement focus. House block 4 holds prisoners with drug or alcohol issues. House block 5 and 2B spur hold vulnerable prisoners. House block 6 is an induction/first night unit.

In The Grange resettlement site, there is a large three-storey house with dormitory accommodation of varying sizes for standard and enhanced category D male prisoners. There is also a hostel in an annex and a small community hostel in the grounds (Harwood House) for selected applicants.

To view the latest inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:45 Mon-Thu, 14:00 – 16:30 Fridays, 9:30 – 11:30 & 14:30 – 16:30 Sat-Sun on the main site, and 14:00 – 15:30 Tue-Thu, and 13:45 – 15:45 Sat-Sun

  • In a late 2016 report the following comment was made:

    “We found one cell with live, bare wires protruding from the wall and a broken toilet that was leaking so badly that the occupant felt forced to urinate in paper cups,”

    Read the full article here:

    Prisoner Debt, Bullying & Violence Exposed at HMP Hewell

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  • HMP Hewell recently merged with a nearby open prison, and now holds more than 1,300 inmates – around 200 of whom live in open conditions

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  • Employment is offered at The Grange in the following areas: farming, gardening and working in the kitchen.

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  • The prison was formed when three prisons were merged; Hewell, Blakenhurst and Brockhill

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  • All category D prisoners in HMP Hewell have access to Open University distance learning courses.

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