|36 County Road Maidstone Kent ME14 1UZ|
|01622 775 300|
Governor / Director
|Male Cat. C|
|Kent and Sussex|
|Singles (Doubles on Weald Wing)|
First Night Centre
Chair: Penelope Spearman
Vice Chair: Alan Probert
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Online Library documents for HMP MAIDSTONE
Category C male training prison holding sex offenders and foreign national prisoners.
Maidstone prison is situated on the northern edge of the County Town of Kent. It was completed in 1819 and was constructed from local Kentish ragstone quarried from the site, to a design by architect Daniel Asher Alexander, and was the most advanced model of its time.
HMP Maidstone is a Category ‘C' Training Prison that works in partnership through a multi agency approach to provide a safe, decent and constructive regime that challenges offending behaviour, reduces re-offending and prevents further victims.
Regime activities including workshops, gymnasium, and education are integrated. HMP Maidstone is the Sex Offender Delivery Centre for Kent & Sussex and aims to Create a therapeutic environment that supports, embraces and empowers change with a primary focus on risk reduction and public protection. This Treatment Centre has been developed as part of an integrated approach to regime delivery. Maidstone is also a centre for Category C Foreign National Prisoners (FNP) with more than 18 months left to serve, and provides liaison & forums with the UK Border Agency.
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Mon: 08:10 - 12:10, 13:45 - 17:15 & 18:05 - 19;45
Mon: 18:05 - 19:45
HEALTH & SPORTS
A purpose built Weights / Fitness room was opened in December 2004, which consists of free weights and fixed weight machines; also a range of Cardio Vascular equipment including cross trainers, treadmills, bikes and rowers. There is a generation 3 Astro-Turf Football Pitch. The gym hall provides circuits & badminton. CSLA & first aid courses are also provided.
Sports available include;
Daily and weekday evenings.
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.
NHS Healthcare Information for Maidstone
Classes available include;
Key for inspection grades
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Scope of the inspection
Summary of grades awarded
Achievement and standards and the quality of provision: 3
Maidstone Volunteer Bureau have links for prisoners externally regarding employment opportunities, Maidstone Prison is also a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, who can provide self employment advice/ sessions for prisoners on release. Maidstone has an SLA with Coppermill & London Metals to provide prisoners employment on release.
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Basic Construction Skills
Business Enterprise (QCF)
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Advanced)
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Construction Skills Certification Scheme
Diploma for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Diploma for IT Users (New CLAiT)
ESOL for Work
ESOL for Work (Entry 3)
ESOL Skills for Life
ICT Skills for Life
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 Communication - level 3
Key Skills in Improving Own Learning and Performance
Key Skills in Information and Communication Technology - Level 1
Key Skills in Information and Communication Technology - Level 2
Key Skills in Problem Solving
Key Skills in Working with Others
Non-externally certificated - Entry Level, 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 1, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
NQF - Level 2, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 2, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NQF - Level 3, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
Practical skills/crafts, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
QCF provision - Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 1, Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care (SSA 3), PW E
QCF provision - Level 1, Construction, Planning and the Built Environment (SSA 5), PW C
QCF provision - Level 1, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1), PW A
QCF provision - Level 1, Leisure, Travel and Tourism (SSA 8), PW B
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
Understanding Business Enterprise Activities (QCF)
Vocational study not leading to a recognised qualification, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
Employed: £0.50 - £1.15 per session (maximum 9 sessions)
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OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
The Core Programme – This is for Medium to High-risk sexual offenders. It consists of approximately 86 sessions which are delivered at 5 sessions per week with up to 9 offenders on each group. The Core programme is designed to target belief systems that may be associated with sexual offending, help prisoners develop a greater awareness of the harm caused to victims of sexual abuse and help them plan for fulfilling an offence free life.
The Rolling Programme is targeted at male low risk prisoners. The programme covers the same topics as the Core SOTP but provides a milder level of treatment with more emphasis on relationship skills and attachment style deficits. It lasts for 45 to 60 sessions of 2 to 2.5 hours.
The Extended Programme is for High risk prisoners who have completed the Core Programme although they still have outstanding treatment needs in the areas of dysfunctional patterns of thinking, poor emotional regulation, intimacy skills and relapse prevention. This programme is approximately 70 sessions long and is delivered up to 4 sessions per week.
The Better Lives Booster - This programme is for sexual offenders who have successfully completed one or more of the initial SOTP Programmes, including Core, Extended, or Adapted Programmes. The aim of the programme is to refresh, maintain and enhance learning from these previous programmes. There are two versions of the programme available; a high intensity version delivered at three sessions per week for men within 12 months of release, and a low intensity version delivered at 1 session per week for men who have completed the initial SOTP Courses early in their sentence although they still have over 2 years left to serve.
Housing agencies such as Shelter has surgeries in Maidstone.
Maidstone uses ROTL for job interviews & employment opportunities.
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
|Up to 16|
No of Visitors Permitted
|3 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.
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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.
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: March 2012
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