HM Prison Wetherby
is a male juveniles prison
, located in Wetherby
, West Yorkshire
. The prison is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service
A former Naval Base, Wetherby was introduced into the Prison System in 1958 as a Borstal
. Since that time there have been many changes in its role from an open Youth Custody Centre, to a closed Youth Custody Centre, to its current role as a dedicated Male Juvenile Prison housing inmates aged between 15 and 17 years.
The prison today
All living accommodation in the prison is in single occupancy cells. The living accommodation is split into 6 living units housing 60 trainees in each. There are two brick-built units that were built in the 1970s and 4 “quick-build” ready-to-use units that were erected in 1997.
Wetherby's Education Programme (offered on a half-time basis) is provided by The Manchester College
. Courses are provided in a variety of subjects and individual timetables are developed to meet the trainees’ needs in conjunction with the sentence planning process. The establishment has a Chaplaincy Team for both staff and trainees. There are weekly Church of England
and Roman Catholic
services and Muslim
prayers. A full-time chaplain leads the team. The prison has a small Health Care Centre which is run by nursing staff whom provide 24 hour medical cover. A doctor attends the establishment in the mornings.
Refreshments are available to visitors and prisoners in the visits room during visiting hours on... Read More