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Adult male dispersal prison for sentenced, and some remand, category A and B prisoners requiring high security conditions.
HMP Long Lartin was opened as a category C training prison in 1971, with additional security features and systems being added in 1972 to enable it to operate as a dispersal prison. It was further upgraded between 1995-97 as a consequence of the Woodcock/Learmont reports. Perrie Wing opened in June 1999 substantially increasing the capacity of the prison.
There are six main residential units (A, B, C, D, Perrie Red and Perrie Blue) and a Detainee Unit which are all supported by a Healthcare, Programmes and Segregation Unit. Previously Long Lartin had two other residential units E & F wings which were recently demolished and the construction of a replacement purpose built two wing 180 house block became operational in June 2009.
The newest accommodation Perrie wing which opened in 1999 comprises of two spurs, Red and Blue and holds 120 prisoners, making it the largest residential unit at Long Lartin. Perrie Blue wing is the induction unit. The other main units can each hold up to 77 prisoners. The Segregation Unit, which is attached to Perrie wing, can accommodate 38 prisoners and includes the facility to hold CSC prisoners.
All the main residential units have wing access doors and cell doors controlled with electric locks except for Perrie wing. All residential units have toilet and shower facilities on every landing and Perrie wing benefits from in-cell sanitation.
There are plans for two more house blocks to be built. These would stand on the sports field, which is now disused.
Minimum sentence four years category A and B prisoners including category A remand prisoners.
There is an IEP system with standard and enhanced prisoners being offered the opportunity of an in-cell TV and cooking facilities. All wings have Association Rooms with an in-cell TV that can offer access to selected free to air channels and a dedicated video information channel. There are also table tennis tables and pool tables. All prisoners are subject to mandatory drugs testing (MDT) and there are voluntary testing arrangements (VTA) throughout the prison. There is a personal officer scheme, drugs counselling and an offender management unit.
Mon: 08:00 - 12:20 & 13:50 - 19:15
Mon: 17:45 - 19:10
HEALTH & SPORTS
The PE Department operates a seven day per week programme which includes five evening sessions. Prisoners are allowed to apply for two sessions within the working week Monday to Friday, one evening session per week and two sessions at the weekends – enhanced prisoners will get priority at the weekend. The department includes a full size sports hall, a weight-training room with a section for fitness training and a purpose built classroom and an all weather area. The PE programme also offers many opportunities to gain nationally accredited qualifications. A sports representative committee is in operation and sits once per month to raise and discuss issues relating to improving and developing the PE provision at HMP Long Lartin.
Sports available include;
Everyday (Prisoners can access Library for 1 hour).
The library provides a wide range of reading material and music in the form of CDs.
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.
The Chaplaincy Team is made up of three full-time and a number of part-time and sessional Chaplains in the multi-faith team.
At present there are two chapels and a range of multi-faith rooms.
The Chaplaincy team provides pastoral care for staff and prisoners alike. The aim is to enable prisoners to discover and develop a spiritual awareness and to practice their chosen faith both individually and in groups.
In addition to the faith specific services and groups, there are a range of general activities involving; art, music, concerts, seminars. Bereavement support is offered. There is a scheme to enable prisoners to send out flowers and to purchase trainers and radios.
The Healthcare Centre is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses employed by Worcestershire Primary Care Trust NHS. The GPs are employed through the Trust via an agency.
It is essentially a Primary Care facility so you would expect to find the same services here as you would find in your local GP practice. For example, there are nurse-led clinics for long-term condition management such as asthma, diabetes etc and, in addition, regular clinics are held for dentistry, optometry, podiatry and physiotherapy. There is a small x-ray unit for routine x-rays.
There are a number of visiting Consultants and Specialists. Forensic Psychiatry is provided by a Consultant from Reaside Clinic supported by a team of psychiatric nurses who are a part of the multi-disciplinary team.
There is also have a small Acute Admissions Unit for those people who would benefit from some increased nursing intervention in the short-term.
NHS Healthcare Information for Long Lartin
The Education Department offers a wide range of learning opportunities both in the classroom and the workplace. It focuses on the need to raise basic skills with a fully equipped Skills for Life Workshop, whilst also offering Open University courses to those who wish to study at degree level.
Courses available include;
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Achievement and standards: 2
Contract Services x3
Prisoners work in busy activity areas assembling plumbing equipment and recycling CDs for commercial companies earning enhanced wages. In addition, there is a range of vocational training opportunities including a woodcraft training area, bricklaying, barbering, industrial cleaning, laundry and painting and decorating. All activity areas are developing accreditation as a key part of the regime to enhance prisoner employability upon release, as well as providing settlement to long-term prisoners. A popular gymnasium, which has been extended, offers a range of accredited courses.
Accredited Course include:
Note: some workshops are mainstream and some VP.
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Art and Design
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Advanced)
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Diploma for IT Users (CLAiT Advanced)
Diploma for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Diploma for IT Users (New CLAiT)
French Listening (Breakthrough) (Asset Languages)
French Reading (Breakthrough) (Asset Languages)
French Speaking (Breakthrough) (Asset Languages)
French Writing (Breakthrough) (Asset Languages)
GCSE English B
GCSE in Mathematics A (Linear)
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 1
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 2
Key Skills in Communication - level 1
Key Skills in Communication - level 2
Key Skills in Improving Own Learning and Performance
Key Skills in Problem Solving
Key Skills in Working with Others
Non-externally certificated - Level 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
NQF - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 1, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NQF - Level 3, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 3, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NVQ in Barbering
OCN Entry Level, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 1, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 1, PW C, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
Practical skills/crafts, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
QCF provision - Level 1, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
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
Spanish Listening (Breakthrough) (Asset Languages)
Spanish Reading (Breakthrough) (Asset Languages)
Spanish Speaking (Breakthrough) (Asset Languages)
Spanish Writing (Breakthrough) (Asset Languages)
Speed Keying (Entry 3) (QCF)
Text Processing (Business Professional) (QCF)
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - ESOL
Using ICT (Entry 3)
Using ICT (Entry 3) (QCF)
Employed: £4.00 - £39.00
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
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No of Visitors Permitted
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.
At other times, operational reasons may mean bookings are refused or cancelled at short notice.
To book the Video Link facility telephone: 01386 835130 (Direct dial)
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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.
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Last Update: March 2012
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