|1 Southall Street Manchester M60 9AH|
|0161 817 5600|
Governor / Director
|Single and double|
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Chair: Kathleen Williams
Vice Chair: Susan Maden
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HMP Manchester is a category A core local prison for male adult remanded, convicted and sentenced prisoners.
Manchester prison was formerly known as Strangeways and accepts people remanded into custody from the courts in the Greater Manchester area. The prison opened in June 1868. in 1963 it was decided that the prison would no longer hold women prisoners, and in 1980 it began to accept remand prisoners.
Following a major disturbance in 1990, the prison was re-built, and the running and management of the prison was put out to tender. The Prison Service won the contract and re-opened the prison in 1994. The prison was again put out to tender and the Prison Service won the contract again in 2001. In early 2003 HMP Manchester became part of the High Security Estate.
Two Victorian radial blocks (A, B, C, D, E and G, H, I, K) with a mix of single and double cells. All have in cell power points and integral sanitation.
Assisted Access Advice Centre
An ‘AAA (Assisted Access Advice) centre’ has been set up on the induction wing. It is staffed by specialists and part of their remit is to assist foreign nationals and those with any reading/literacy problems to make and maintain family contact.
Mon: 07:45 - 20:45
Mon: 18:00 - 20:30
K Wing remand and trial prisoners also have 07:45 - 11:45 and 13:45 - 16:45 weekdays (H and I Wing also have this).
HEALTH & SPORTS
There is a large well-equipped sports hall and gymnasium.
Recreational gym takes place in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.
Accredited courses are delivered in the mornings and afternoons; these include FOCUS gym instructor, CSLA, First Aid and key skills through sport.
There are cardio vascular gyms on some wings.
Sports available include;
Twice a week except B, C & D wings who get Library just once a 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.
Full-time Anglican, Catholic and Muslim Chaplains.
Facilities are provided for prisoners of all other faiths with visiting ministers.
Telemedicine, as provided by Airedale NHS Foundation Trust, enables prisoners to have planned outpatient appointments as well as urgent care from within the prison via video link.
As well as prompt Trauma/A&E consultations, Telemedicine is also used for specialist outpatient appointment for the following specialisms:
NHS Healthcare Information for Manchester
Patient Advice and Liaison Service
MMH&SCT, 11th Floor, Hexagon Tower, Crumpsall Vale, Manchester. M9 8GQ
Classes offered include Skills for Life, IT, ESOL, flexible learning, numeracy, life skills and parentcraft. Some classes are based in the education department however there are also wing-based classes for those who are unable to attend and education support for prisoners who work in the workshops on a full time basis.
Classes available include;
Key for inspection grades
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Scope of the inspection
Last Inspection Date: 27/07/2009
Summary of grades awarded
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Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Basic Construction Skills
Career planning and making applications
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Certificate for IT Users (New CLAiT)
Cleaning Operators' Proficiency Certificate
Construction Skills Certification Scheme
Diploma for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Diploma for IT Users (New CLAiT)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 1)
ESOL Skills for Life (Speaking and Listening) (Entry 3)
Functional Skills English (QCF)
Health and Safety at Work
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 1
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 2
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 3
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 Problem Solving
Key Skills in Working with Others
NQF - Entry Level, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
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, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
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, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW C
NQF - Level 3, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW B
NVQ in Cleaning and Support Services
OCN Level 1, PW A, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
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 A, Social Sciences (SSA 11)
OCN Level 1, PW B, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1)
OCN Level 1, PW C, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Social Sciences (SSA 11)
OCN Level 2, PW C, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 3, PW A, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
OCN Level 3, PW A, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15)
OCN Level 3, PW A, Social Sciences (SSA 11)
Personal Budgeting and Money Management
Practical skills/crafts, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
QCF provision - Entry Level, Information and Communication Technology (SSA 6), PW A
QCF provision - Level 1, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW B
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, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW B
QCF provision - Level 2, Business, Administration and Law (SSA 15), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1), PW C
QCF provision - Level 2, Leisure, Travel and Tourism (SSA 8), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
QCF provision - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW B
QCF provision - Level 3, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9), PW B
QCF provision - Level 3, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1), PW A
QCF provision - Level 3, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
Specialist Task Course
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - ESOL
Unitisation (approved external qualification) Entry Level, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14) - Literacy
Using ICT (Entry 3) (QCF)
Word Processing (Beginners)
Employed: Up to £13.30 (not regime based)
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
No of Visitors Permitted
|3 adults and 3 children|
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: 0161 817 5600 ext 5898
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP)
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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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