HMP Hollesley Bay

Hollesley Bay Prison

Tel: 01394 412400 Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3JW

HMP Hollesley Bay, located in Woodbridge in Suffolk, first opened in 1938 as a borstal. When it originally opened, it established an extensive farm on the premises, which was used to provide employment for inmates. However, the farm was shut in 2006. It is a category D open prison, holding both male adults and young offenders; and has a capacity of 421. Over the years, it has come under considerable scrutiny for the large numbers of inmates who have escaped. For directions to HMP Hollesley Bay, refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01394 412400

Operational capacity: 421

Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 3JW

 

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Here's some facts about Hollesley Bay prison.

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  • HMP Hollesley Bay is often nicknamed ‘Holiday Bay’, due to its perceived laid-back attitude and large numbers of escaped prisoners.

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  • In 2014, the Daily Mail ran a report, revealing that an inmate had managed to smuggle a rabbit into the prison as a pet.

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  • The units in HMP Hollesley Bay are called Bosmere, Cosforde, Hoxon, Samforde, Stow, Blything and Wilforde. These are all old English names for places in Suffolk.

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