IRC Oakington

Oakington Prison

Tel: 01954 783000Oakington Barracks, Longstanton, CB24 3EJ

HMP Oakington was officially closed in 2010. Prior to its closure, it was run by the UK Border Agency and employed approximately 200 people from private company G4S, in addition to approximately 100 sub-contracted staff. The facility was originally only designed to be a temporary facility and was only functional for ten years in total. If you’d like to visit the former prison, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01954 783000

Operational capacity: was 408

Oakington Barracks, Longstanton, CB24 3EJ

 

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Here's some facts about Oakington prison

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  • HMP Oakington dealt solely with those who were awaiting deportation.

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  • A prison inspector indicated that she felt standards in the establishment were low due to uncertainty about its future.

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  • A 2008 report indicated that the prison had ‘lost direction and purpose.’

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