HMP Usk is a category C prison in Usk, Monmouthshire. Opened in 1844, the prison has capacity hold 273 male inmates. HMP Usk is a part of an amalgamation of two prisons: Usk and Prescoed in Coed-y-paen.
The accommodation is made up of four wings, of which three (A, B and C) are two-storey landings and one a single-storey unit, commissioned in 2003.
Inmates from HMP Usk are employed in The Clink in Cardiff from HMP Usk/Prescoed, and a group were seen in a park, drinking cider, and reporters worry they were smoking Spice (a synthetic cannabis).
The prison holds only sex offenders, and restricts the hold of those in denial. Those to be received by HP Usk must be in security categories C or D, with a minimum of 6 months left to serve, or no less than 9 months until their tariff expiry date.
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Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 14:30 – 16:00 on Wednesdays, and 17:00 – 19:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.