HMP Prescoed is a category D prison in Coed-y-paen, three miles from Usk, Monmouthshire, South Wales. Opened in 1939, the prison has capacity to hold 230 prisoners.
There are ten residential units, all single storey with the exception of one unit. All accomodation is single roo with the exception of the dedicated induction unit which has 10 double occupancy rooms. The hostel, which assists longer term prisoners to prepare for release, consists of two semi-detached houses that accommodate up to eight prisoners.
In August 2006, David Davies, Monmouthshire’s Conservative MP, claimed prisoners were walking out of Prescoed with greater ease then pensioners trying to leave an old people’s home. He stated “People in Usk are asking why they don’t just give the inmates bus passes and tell them to go because they are leaving when they feel like it – there is no security at all.”
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Visiting hours are 13:30 – 15:30 on Saturdays and Sundays only.