|Hedon Road Hull HU9 5LS|
Governor / Director
|Yorkshire and Humberside|
|Single and double|
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Chair: Akua Shaw
Vice Chair: Susan Dyas
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HMP Hull is a large Victorian local prison holding category B adult and young adult males. It has been continuously expanded and now has ten residential units including ones for vulnerable prisoners and prisoners convicted of sexual offences and IDTS. A recent inspection described the environment as ‘poor’ with many single cells shared. Inspectors criticised the practice of staff calling prisoners by surname only which reflected the prisoner/staff relationship.
HMP Hull opened in 1870 to hold both men and women, 2 miles east of Hull city centre.
In 1939 it was used as a Military Prison and later a Civil Defence Depot. In 1950 it re-opened as a Closed Male Borstal. In 1969, after extensive security work, Hull became one of the first maximum security dispersal prisons.
On 31 August 1976 there was a riot which lasted 5 days and closed the jail for the best part of a year. In 1986 Hull was removed from the dispersal system and assumed its current role as a Male Local Prison/Remand Centre.
In 2002 the prison expanded and the site increased in size. The expansion included 4 new wings, a new healthcare centre, a new sports hall, a new multi-faith centre and refurbishment to other part of the prison including the kitchen, education and workshops.
Note: C & D Wings have now closed.
Local prison holding remand, sentenced and convicted adult males (except Cat A) and young offenders. Some convicted prisoners undertaking specialist programme.
Mon: 17:45 - 19:45
HEALTH & SPORTS
Sports available include;
20 minutes per week.
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 and Free Church Chaplains. Visiting Catholic and Muslim Chaplains.
There are facilities for prisoners of other faiths to practice.
Hull has type 3 healthcare centre status.
NHS Healthcare Information for Hull
Tel: 01482 282 200
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
PALS acts independently when handling patient and family concerns, liaising with staff, managers and where appropriate, relevant organisations to negotiate prompt solutions. If necessary they can also refer patients and families to specific local or national-based support agencies.
Tel: 01482 347627
Complaints, Risk & Legal Services Manager
City Health Care Partnership CIC
Tel: 01482 347625
Fax: 01482 347621
Safe Haven: 01482 347698
Key for inspection grades
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Scope of the inspection
Summary of grades awarded
Achievement and standards: 2
Accredited Qualifications include;
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Adult Literacy (Entry 1, 2 and 3)
Alcohol Awareness (QCF)
Basic Construction Skills
Book-Keeping and Accounts (QCF)
Business Skills Programme
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Cleaning Operators' Proficiency Certificate
Construction Skills Certification Scheme
Drug and Substance Awareness
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 1)
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3)
Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Health and Safety in the Workplace
NQF - Entry Level, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NQF - Level 1, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
NQF - Level 1, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment (SSA 5), PW C
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NQF - Level 1, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW C
NQF - Level 1, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW D
NQF - Level 2, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NQF - Level 2, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW C
NQF - Level 2, Retail and Commercial Enterprise (SSA 7), PW D
NQF - Level 3, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
OCN Entry Level, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Entry Level, PW B, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Entry Level, PW B, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1)
OCN Level 1, PW A, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1)
OCN Level 1, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 1, PW B, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 1, PW B, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
Practical skills/crafts, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
Preparing for a Business Venture
QCF provision - Entry Level, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
QCF provision - Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
QCF provision - Level 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
Science and Mathematics (SSA 2)
Social Sciences (SSA 11)
Supervising Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Unit Award Scheme (see also individual Unit titles)
Using ICT (Entry 3) (QCF)
Employed: £6.55 - £11.85
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
No of Visitors Permitted
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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.
At other times, operational reasons may mean bookings are refused or cancelled at short notice.
To book the Video Link facility telephone: 01482 282200 ext 2284
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP)
Independent Monitoring Board
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Click on the year and then select the prison.
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: February 2013
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The right to rights
Month by Month - March 2014
Criminal Justice and Courts Bill
Thinking about legal action
Jobs after jail
The price of injustice
Bob Woffinden writes March 2014
From over the wall
The Kids are alright
Appealing against conviction
Shaun Kellett at the Smith Partnership wants to help you
Conspiracy to Defraud – what’s the silver bullet
Will your voice now be heard
The future of the Parole Board and IPP...a downward slope
Mothers Day Messages
New! Volume 5 of
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A collection of poems by prisoners of all backgrounds.
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