HMP Frankland is a category A men’s prison in Brasside, County Durham. Opened in 1983, the prison can hold up to 844 men at a time. Frankland is often nicknamed the “Monster Mansion”, a name shared with HMP Wakefield.
In total, there are seven residential wings, all with single cells and integral sanitation. A, B, C and D wings are the original wings, each holding 108 vulnerable prisoners. A wing holds enhanced prisoners, B1 landing holds older men and those with disabilities, and D1 is for induction. F, G and J wings are the newer wings, holding non-vulnerable prisoners. F wing has 120 places, G wing has 88 places (including 18 beds on G4 for men over 50), and J wing has 120 places. The three Westgate units, when fully operational, hold 65 prisoners total, with the psychologically informed planned environment (PIPE) unit holding an additional 21, making the total for Westgate, 86 places. Health care has 13 places, and segregation unit has 28 cells.
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Visiting hours are between 14:00-16:00 Tuesday-Sunday.