HMP Manchester has a capacity of 1,238 and opened in 1868. Although its official name is HMP Manchester, most people still refer to it by its original title of Strangeways. The name ‘Strangeways’ comes from the area in which the prison is constructed and the building itself is now Grade II listed. The establishment is a local prison serving the Greater Manchester area, which also holds category A adult male prisoners.
The 1990 Strangeways Riot still remains one of the most famous incidents in UK prison history. On the 1st April, prisoners seized control of the prison chapel, before climbing to the rooftop in protest. The rioting continued for 25 days in total – making it the longest riot on record
Our Blog post looks into the history of HMP Manchester or Strangeways prison as its more commonly known, You can read it by clicking on the following link:
UK Prison History Uncovered: HMP Strangeways
For directions, please refer to the map on this page.
Tel: 0161 817 5600
Operational capacity: 1238
Southall Street, Manchester, Lancashire M60 9AH
Our Service helps inmates in HMP Manchester to save on the cost of a call to your mobile phone. Did you know the average cost of a call to a mobile from the pay phones within strangeways is 40p per minute?
By getting a prison phone package you can help the inmate by reducing this to a maximum of 10p per minute!