HMP Askham Grange, which is also a YOI, is located just outside York, in Askham Richard village. It is an open prison, and currently holds only female prisoners. It also holds young offenders. HMP Askham Grange enables up to 10 mothers to continue caring for their children full-time whilst incarcerated. The prison is currently able to house 128 inmates, and increasingly, most only remain there for a short period of time.
We looked into how the UK prison service copes with mothers behind bars and found that Askham was one of just six UK prisons equip for such purpose.
Read our blog post entitled;
Prison Babies – What Should the UK Do About Babies Behind Bars?
If you’re visiting a relative or friend at HMP Askham Grange, and would like directions, here’s a helpful map.
Tel: 01904 772000
Operational capacity: 128 as of 7th October 2008
Askham Richard, York, Yorkshire YO23 3FT
Prison Phone have been helping the women at Askham Grange prison keep in touch with their friends and family back home by reducing the cost of calls from Askham’s payphones by around 75%.
If your loved one is currently an inmate at HMP Askham Grange then sign up today so they can begin calling your mobile phone at a greatly reduced rate!