HMP Huntercombe is a category C prison in Nuffield, Oxfordshire. Opened as a prison in 1946, Huntercombe has capacity to hold 480 men. HMP Huntercombe only accommodates foreign nationals over 21 years of age.
There are five residential units in total: Patterson, Rich, Howard, Fry and Mountbatten. Mountbatten is a modern unit of traditional gallery design and has 120 single cells. Howard, Fry, Rich and Patterson are self-contained units unique in design to Huntercombe, and can each hold 90 prisoners, some in both single and double cells. Patterson is currently used as the induction/first night unit and also contains a spur for some enhanced prisoners who are unlocked for longer periods.
The prison opened as a internment building in 1946. In 1984, the prison was converted to a borstal, then in 2000 into a juvenile prison. In 2010, the prison converted again into an adult prison due to a drop in juvenile prison population, then in 2012, it turned to foreign nationals.
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Visiting hours are 09:30 – 11:30 & 14:00 – 16:00 Mon-Fri.