HMP Parc

Parc Prison

Tel: 01656 300200 – Heol Hopcyn John, Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan CF35 6AP

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HMP Parc is a category B local prison which holds convicted adult males, young adults and young offenders. It is privately managed by G4S and remains the only privately run prison in Wales. The prison is located in Bridgend, has a capacity of 1,336, and claims to offer a range of activities designed to help lower rates of re-offending after release.

HMP Parc hit the headlines in June 2016 after an inspection raised ‘Grave concerns’ about inmates safety at the prison.

To read the article please follow the link below

‘Grave Concerns’ over G4S-run prison in Wales

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Tel: 01656 300200

Operational capacity: 1336

Heol Hopcyn John, Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan CF35 6AP

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We do this by allocating a dedicated and secure local number to your mobile phone, this means when the inmate at Parc prison calls the new local number we have provided they will be charged at just the local landline rate (around 10p per minute) rather than the standard mobile rate (which is around 40p per minute).

This in turn helps to stretch the inmates PINS phone credit further and reduces the amount you need to send in for them to top up!

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Here's some facts about Parc prison

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HMP Parc is a category B prison and Young Offenders Institution in Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, Wales. Opened in 1997, and privately owned by G4S, the prison has capacity to hold 1,336 male inmates.

A wing and B wing have four units each with 75 single and double cells holding sentenced, standard- and basic-level young adults and adults. C and D wings are single units with 69 single and double cells each. C wing contains the resettlement unit and D wing contains the substance misuse support unit. X wing has three units with a total of 216 cells holding a mix of convicted and remand adults and young adults. T wing has a total of 198 single and double cells holding a mix of convicted adults . T5 is a separate single unit with 112 single and double cells holding a mix of convicted and remand adults and young adults.

Firefighters were called to HMP Parc in August after an inmate started three fires in one day. G4S stated “The offender involved will face the consequences for breaking prison rules and our staff will work with him to try to prevent a repeat of this damaging behaviour.”

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours areare 09:45 – 11:45, 14:00 – 15:00 & 15:30 – 16:45 Mon-Sun, and 18:30 – 20:00 Mon-Sat.

  • Inmate Mohamoud Ali was found unresponsive in his cell by staff at about 07:00 GMT on the 1st February 2017.

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  • A prisoner allegedly had “difficulty” walking after being assualted by an officer with a shield while lying prone on the floor.

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  • In 2016 in Wales, 10,000 days had been added on to sentences for misbehavior. This includes 6,293 in Parc: 62.93% of the total.

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  • Prisoners have access to a number of courses, including Open University degrees.

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  • A 2004 inspection declared that HMP Parc was the worst run prison in both England and Wales.

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  • Ian Watkins, lead singer of Lostprophets, was held here whilst on remand.

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