HMP Norwich is a category B/C prison in Mousehold Heath, Norwich, Norfolk. Opened in 1887, the prison has capacity to hold 769 male inmates.
Main site contains wings A-C, E, M and U wings. A wing is the induction unit and first night centre, providing 217 spaces in total. B wing has space for 119 unconvicted and sentenced adults and young adults. C wing has 123 places for unconvicted and sentenced adults, young adults and vulnerable prisoners. E wing has twenty-six spaces for older prisoners or those preferring a quieter wing. M wing has forty spaces for category C prisoners serving two years or less. U is the special care and segregation unit.
Local discharge unit (Resettlement accommodation for prisoners being released within in 12 months) has wings F, G, H and L. F & G wings have places for 164 low-risk category C prisoners. H wing is the health care unit, with 23 inpatient beds. L wing has fifteen places for people with significant social care needs.
Britannia House has D wing, the resettlement unit accommodating 42 category D prisoners, including the Britannia café run by the men, which is open to the public.
Ronnie Biggs, thief of the Great Train Robbery of 1963, was moved to Norwich prison from Belmarsh prison on the 4th July 2007, and was released within two years. He served ten years of a thirty year sentence. This ten years was spread between 1963-65 and 2001-09.
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Visiting times for main unit are 09:30 – 11:30 in Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and 14:15 – 16:15 in Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Visiting times for the Local Discharge Unit are 09:30 – 11:30 on Saturdays and 14:15 – 16:15 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.