HMP Woodhill

Woodhill Prison

Tel: 01908 722 000 – Tattenhoe Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK4 4DA

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HMP Woodhill is located in Milton Keynes and is a category A prison, housing adult males. It’s also a local prison, serving both crown and magistrate’s courts in the Thames Valley region and Northamptonshire. The establishment originally opened in 1992, and was further extended in 1996. If you’re planning on visiting HMP Woodhill and you’d like directions, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01908 722 000

Operational capacity: 819

Tattenhoe Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK4 4DA

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Here's some facts about Woodhill prison

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HMP Woodhill is a category A prison in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. Opened in 1992, and a YOI added, the prison has capacity to hold 819 inmates.

Accommodation consists of House Units 1-6, and each unit has wings A & B. HU1, 2, 3 & 4 hold a mix of remand and convicted prisoners, with induction on 1B, drug rehab on 2A, and vulnerable prisoners on 4B. HU5 has 51 double cells. HU6 has 5 wings (A-E): A and B are national CSC wings, holding some of the most violent and disruptive inmates in the prison system; C wing accommodates the first national “managing behaviour unit”.

There have been 14 self-inflicted deaths between 2010 and 2016, the highest number compared to other prisons. 5 of those alone were in 2015, and another two in 2016.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:00 Tuesday-Thursday, and Saturday-Sunday, and 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday mornings.

  • Thomas Morris was found hanged in his cell after hearing voices coming from his television, thinking his cell was haunted.

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  • The High Court decided that despite the highest number of self-inflicted deaths in the prison system, they cannot force staff to make changes.

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  • Eddie Mann, former officer at HMP Woodhill, released the book “Ordinarily Unthinkable”.

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  • 2015 report of HMP Woodhill - some notable improvements but concerns over violence and suicides view the full report here

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  • Reports in the past have criticised lack of staff, lack of stimulation for the inmates and poor support for prisoners at risk.

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  • There is also a young offender’s institution next to the prison.

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  • HMP Woodhill is one of only 8 high security prisons in the UK, holding some of the country’s most dangerous criminals.

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