HMP Oakwood is a category C prison in Featherstone, Staffordshire. Opened in April 2012, the prison has capacity to hold 1,605 male inmates.
The prison has 6 wings (A-F) named after species of tree. Ash wing holds the vulnerable prisoner population. Beech and Cedar hold the general population. Douglas holds the “lifer” population. Elm holds the general population, and is the family unit. Fir is the segregation unit.
A prison officer was attacked in February 2017 by an inmate. A single punch from the inmate fractured the officer’s skull and caused bleeding from the brain. This occurred months after Paul Hobbs attacked a different guard with a mug. The pair fell on the cell bed, Hobbs grabbed a mug, smashed it over the officer’s head, and proceeded to attempt to gouge his eyes with this fingers
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