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Altcourse Prison

Tel: 0151 522 2000 – Higher Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, Merseyside L9 7LH

HMP Altcourse is a historic prison in the UK, in that it was the first prison to be completely designed, constructed, financed and managed by a private company. G4S, the company responsible for building this prison, still manage the establishment, which opened in 1997. It is a category B prison, for both male adult prisoners and young offenders, and its capacity is now 1,033.

During our blogging series looking at the history of all UK prisons we found out some fascinating facts about HMP Altcourse, To read the post please click on the link below;

UK Prison History Uncovered: HMP Altcourse

If you’re visiting an inmate in HMP Altcourse and would like to find out how to get there, here’s a useful map to help, plus contact details.

Tel: 0151 522 2000

Operational capacity: 1033 from April 2013

Higher Lane, Fazakerley, Liverpool, Merseyside L9 7LH

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Here’s some facts about Altcourse prison

HMP Altcouse is the first UK prison to be designed, built, funded, and run by a private company, G4S. The category B prison opened in 1997 and has the capacity to hold 1133 inmates. It is located in Fazakerley, Merseyside. Altcourse accepts mainly northwestern prisoners form England and Wales.

When it was opened in 1997, it was a category A prison, but restructured to category B in 2003. In 2007, it expanded to hold another 180 prisoners by opening another house block.

According to an inspection report from June 2014, time outside of the cells was good quality, but there was “not enough constructive activity to occupy prisoners when they were not in work or education”, despite most prisoners having eleven hours out of the cell.

There are seven house blocks, divided into units. Each unit holds 60-90 prisoners. There is 1 Vulnerable Prisoners Unit, the Reynoldstown block.

Visiting times are every day, on three different occasions throughout the day. For more, visit G4S.

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