What is a Youth Center for Offenders?
England provides secure facilities for young people and children who have been detained or remanded by a court. These establishments are also known as “youth jails”, “young offenders institutions” (YOIs), or Youth Centers. Youth detention centers (also referred to as Young offenders Institutions (YOIs) in England) are secure facilities for young people and children who […]
Dartmoor Prison in the UK
Located in the beautiful but remote Dartmoor National Park in Devon, England, Dartmoor Prison is a unique and historic facility that has been in operation since the early 19th century. This guide aims to provide an in-depth look at the prison and its various aspects, from visiting hours and inmate communication to programs and services […]
All About Belmarsh Prison
Belmarsh Prison, situated in Thamesmead, South East London, UK, is one of the most secure prisons in the UK and classified as Category A–the highest level of security available within the system. As one of the most well-known and secure institutions within its region, Belmarsh maintains an exemplary record for security measures. Belmarsh Prison opened […]
Key Facts about Starting a UK Prison Sentence
Entering prison for the first time after receiving a prison sentence can be intimidating, but there are systems in place to support and meet your needs while in custody. This information sheet will tell you about what generally happens when a person first enters the prison system. Arrival after a Prison Sentence After people are […]
Categories A, B and C prisons in England?
Prisons in England and Wales are classified according to security requirements for housing prisoners; categories A through D provide varying levels of protection. Category A being the most secure while Category D being least so that prisoners feel secure when housed there. These distinctions serve as the main dividing lines between these three popular prison […]