HMP Grendon is a category B prison in Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire. Opened in 1963, the prison can hold up to 238 men at a time. The prison is jointly managed with HMP Springhill, located next-door to Grendon.
Keith Downie escaped from a police vehicle on the M60 near Manchester at the end of a day release. He claimed he was feeling I’ll, so the driver slowed the car to pull into a layby, and Downie jumped out of the car while it was moving. He was seen running towards the Oldham district of Manchester.
There are five separate wings – A, B,C,D, and G wings – housing approximately 40 men each and an induction and assessment unit – F Wing – holding up to 25 prisoners. A Wing was predominantly for sex offenders, and F wing was identified as a therapeutic community for men with learning difficulties.
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Visiting hours are between 14:00 – 16:00 in Wednesdays, and 13:45 – 15:45 Saturdays and Sundays.