|19 Cambridge Road Bristol BS7 8PS|
|0117 372 3100|
Governor / Director
|Single and double|
First Night Centre
Chair: Michael Flannery
Vice Chair: Michael Plows & Julie Vennard
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|HMP BRISTOL Visitor Info|
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Online Library documents for HMP BRISTOL
HMP Bristol is a local prison and receives male prisoners and a limited number of young offenders, both convicted and remand, from all local Courts, as well as being a Cat ‘B’ facility for the West of England. The prison has seven wings including a special eight bed community until, an IDTS and detoxification unit and a special wing for vulnerable prisoners.
HMP Bristol is a very busy local, adult male, prison in the district of Horfield which is mostly a residential area with local amenities. The prison was built in the mid-19th century, with B and C Wings built in the 1960’s.
HMP Bristol receives male prisoners and a limited number of young offenders, both convicted and remand, from all local Courts, as well as being a Cat B facility for the West of England.
The prison has its own healthcare wing, accommodating a maximum of 18 prisoners.
Mon: 07:40 - 19:15
Mon: 18:00 - 19:15
HEALTH & SPORTS
Sports available include;
The library is staffed by a professional librarian (30 hours per week) and is assisted by a
The library has excellent working relationships with the Education Dept and has been instrumental in the development of learning programmes, such as ‘Story Book Dads’ and ‘Poetry Can’, the Open University and ‘Debt Advice’.
Every prison has a Chaplaincy department managed by a Co-ordinating Chaplain and supported by admin staff, other Chaplains and ‘Sessional Chaplains’ (faith leaders who visit for specific services or sessions). The Chaplaincy is considered an important part of the prison structure. When a prisoner arrives at a prison they are usually seen by a Chaplain within 24 hours and are invited to register as a specific religion (if they haven’t already done so) and can change their declared religion at any time.
Part-time Anglican, Catholic and Free Church Chaplains. Visiting Muslim Chaplain.
There are facilities for all faiths
NHS Healthcare Information for Bristol
Healthcare provision in public prisons has transferred to NHS England who will commission ‘Offender Health Services’. This means that the method of complaint has changed. Inside Time have published a factsheet explaining the new process for making a complaint about healthcare in public prisons.
Prisoners should still follow the internal complaints procedure before making an official complaint to NHS England. The PALS system will no longer operate.
Click Here to download our Factsheet
OFSTED inspect education establishments from schools to colleges to prisons. They inspect education facilities within prisons and have inspected Bristol.
OFSTED NUMBER: 52254
Outside companies with contract to Prison Industries workshop (2009-2010)
Royal British Legion Poppy Factory - General Packing and assembly
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Developing Group and Teamwork Communication Skills
Developing Personal Development Skills
Diagnostic Test in Literacy, 3 glh
Diagnostic Test in Numeracy, 3 glh
Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Functional Skills English (QCF)
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Introduction to Food, Drink and Cooking (Entry 3)
Introduction to Personal Budgeting and Money Management (Entry 3)
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 1
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 2
Key Skills in Communication - level 1
Non-externally certificated - Entry Level, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW A
Non-externally certificated - Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
NVQ in Food Processing and Cooking
NVQ in Hospitality
OCN Entry Level, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 1, PW A, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 1, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
Personal Budgeting and Money Management
Preparation for Work
Principles of COSHH
Principles of Manual Handling
Understanding Children's Social and Emotional Development
Understanding Diversity within Society
Using ICT (Entry 3)
Vocational study not leading to a recognised qualification, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
Employed: £7.00 - £14.00
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
There are no courses at Bristol.
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
No of Visitors Permitted
|2 adults and 3 children|
*The annual budget allocated to the governor covers all major costs of running the prison but excludes most costs related to education and healthcare.
You can contact the local authority on matters such as libraries, environmental health, trading standards, food hygiene, social services, education and electoral registration.
Trading Standards can help with problems with purchases such as weights and measures, ‘best by’ dates, pricing & faulty goods.
EMAIL A PRISONER
Story Book Dads/Mums
Prison Video Link (PVL)
If court hearings are not taking place it may be possible for solicitors, barristers and Probation Officers to hold interviews with a prisoner via video link to save having to visit the prison.
The facility is also available to assist the Parole Board in dealing with oral hearings.
It should be noted however that court hearings must take priority. At other times, operational reasons may mean bookings are refused or cancelled at short notice.
To book the Video Link facility telephone: 0117 942 4074 (Direct dial)
Monitoring and Inspection
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) regularly inspects prisons and produces a report of their inspection with recommendations for improvements.
Click Here to download a guide to inspections
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download the latest inspection reports for all prisons
Independent Monitoring Board
Each prison has an Independent Monitoring Board made up of local people who visit the prison regularly to check on the treatment of prisoners. They produce an Annual Report.
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download current and earlier IMB annual reports
Click Here to download the IMB’s information leaflet; explaining who they are and what they do.
OFSTED, who check on teaching standards in schools also visit prisons and publish a report of their findings.
Click Here to visit our Library Section where you can download OFSTED reports for all prisons
Monitoring & Inspection
Our on-line Library has a special section containing information, reports and publications about the monitoring of prisons and related services.
Click Here to visit the ‘Monitoring and Inspection’ section of our on-line Library
Information in this section has been kindly provided by the individual prison and the Ministry of Justice. This is supplemented with information from various government websites, Inspectorates and IMB reports and specialist departments within the Prison Service, government, and regional assemblies/parliaments.
Some of the data is published retrospectively: IMBs/Visiting Committees publish their reports up to 6 months after the end of the reporting period and at different times throughout the year, HMCIP publish their reports up to 6 months after the inspection. Population and performance figures are the latest published but can be considerably out of date.
Please Note: Information is constantly changing: The information on our website is regularly checked but if you have additional information, or if you believe that any of our information is incorrect or any links appear to fail please click on ‘Contact’, below.
Before acting upon any information you are advised to contact the prison directly to ensure there have been no recent changes.
Last Update: June 2013
November 2014 Headlines
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Links to the outside
Courts and TV
A risky business
IEP and maintaining innocence
Doing Bird - and why itís not working
Police bail and the innocent
Repatriation to Ireland
The best years of his life
House of Lords debate about IPPs
Month by Month - November 2014
Butler Trust Awards
The Harris Review
Scotland the brave
The lonesome death of Giovanni Cocozza
Inside Drink and Drugs News
More people using drugs
Spotlight - Police and Crime Commissioners
Home Detention Curfew Scheme
From over the wall
Love is my religion
Fair trials - are they still possible
The prison lawyer and the auditor
Parole? Who, what, where and when
Jonathan King writes
New! Volume 5 of
is now available!
A collection of poems by prisoners of all backgrounds.
Availabe to buy from this site! Volume 1,2,3 and 4 are also still available and you can SAVE by purchasing bundles!
The Useful Services for Prisoners scheme from insidetime provides discounts, vouchers and other benefits from USP Group Members for Prisoners, their families and legal advisors. Click the image above to read more about it.
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Inside Time has produced a number of books and publications you can purchase online.
All contact info for the Operations office and the Editorial Team.
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We have a number of external websites which you may be interested on our Links Page.
Everything you need to know about visiting people in prison; procedures, opening times, directions etc.
Comprehensive information about each prison regime; lock down times, facilities, healthcare etc.
*NEW* Detailed information about IRC - Immigration Removal Centres.
Various pages of information for help and support organisations and networks for those in custody as well as recently released. Also information for friends and family.
This grants and funding pdf document aims to meet the need of prisoners and ex-offenders for accurate, up to date information on the supplementary funding available to prisoners.
Information on rules & regulations used throughout the prison service.
The Glossary of Prison Related Terms explains what all the acronyms and terms stand for with prison related matters. Includes links to external sites to further explain things.
We have produced many Prison Related Fact Sheets inc. Legal Fact Sheets, Parole Fact Sheets and Other related information.
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