|Straight Mile Retford Nottinghamshire DN22 8EU|
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Governor / Director
|Male Cat. C|
|Single and double|
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Chair: Carole Gee
Vice Chair: Vacant
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HMP Ranby is a category C adult male training prison.
The prison opened in 1971 on the site of a former army camp. Some of the old army billets are still used as residential accommodation for prisoners. However, there has been a recent expansion of the prison to include modern house blocks, which now comprise most of the living accommodation. Workshops, a new kitchen, library and education facilities have been added as part of previous expansions. The most recent expansion was the current C wing, which opened in March 2008. The recent expansion of the prison has enabled a larger number and variety of work places, including the conversion of the former CES and original C wing, into a painting and decorating workshop, health care building and the performance suite.
B wing consists of 8 refurbished army billets, holding 77 prisoners. In addition to the separate TV rooms on each billet, there is also a dedicated Snooker Room.
I Wing offers accommodation for 40 enhanced status prisoners in single cells with integral shower and toilet.
These wings form part of the Enhanced regime, and offer a Reward based approach on the open side of the establishment, including access to employment in the key work areas.
Privileges and property are set at a higher level than for those residing on the closed side of the jail. Prisoners on the open side are predominantly Enhanced on the IEP scheme, and more usually wishing to prove their potential for Cat D, HDC, and ROTL.
D, E, F and G wings have a mixture of single and double cells with integral sanitation for 116 prisoners on each wing.
D wing currently facilitates an IDTS (Intensive Drug Treatment Service) programme, where prisoners participate in all regime activities including education and work and other purposeful activity.
E wing has no specialised role, but all prisoners attend work, education and purposeful activity. All 3 levels of the IEP scheme are accommodated.
F and G wings have a mixture of single and double cells with integral sanitation for 116 prisoners on each wing.
F wing is the establishments' Induction wing. All new receptions complete a two week induction programme whilst residing on the wing. On completion, prisoners move to another residential unit within HMP Ranby to allow them to complete their sentence plan targets, and any vocational training.
G wing currently houses 116 prisoners. The lower level landing has been designed with all steel equipment i.e. toilet, sink etc. Currently prisoners of all three incentive levels reside on the wing.
H Wing has accommodation for 40 prisoners on drug rehabilitation programmes, in cells with integral shower and toilet.
J and K Wings accommodate 226 prisoners in a mixture of single and double cells some of which are constructed to safer cell standards.
Prior arrangement is necessary for the transfer of Lifers, IPP, Score 3 prisoners, and prisoners on open ACCTs. Initial OASys assessments & sentence plans should be completed where possible. Prisoners subject to parole must be within 6 months of their PED. Prisoners should have at least 3 months left to serve from arrival. Ranby does not impose any reception criteria based upon length of sentence. We prefer prisoners to have at least 3 months left to serve after arrival.
Mon: 08:15 - 12:30, 13:45 - 17:15 & 18:00 - 19:30
Mon: 18:00 - 19:30
HEALTH & SPORTS
Facilities include two Weight Training areas, one Multi-Activity area and Sports Hall.
Sports available include;
Prison Team activities include;
Access to the gym is dependent upon IEP level.
A fully equipped Library with access to over 2 million publications via the Nottinghamshire County Council Library Service.
The Library is open Monday to Saturday.
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 Chaplain. Part-time Catholic, Free Church and Muslim Chaplains. Facilities for;
The Chaplaincy operates as a multi-Faith team representing CE, RC, Methodist , Muslim and the Salvation Army Minister. There are Visiting Ministers according to Faith needs.
Prison Healthcare is now commissioned by NHS England:
NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch B97 9PT
Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Link: How to make a complaint:
Complaints about Healthcare should be made first through the formal internal complaints system
There are seven Commissioning Trusts for ‘Offender Health’
East of England
Kent & Medway
Yorkshire & Humber
Healthcare at this prison is commissioned by:
East Midlands Health & Justice Commissioning
(hosted by Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Area Team)
Primary care Provider:
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Duncan Macmillan House, Porchester Road, Nottingham NG3 6AA
Tel; 0115 969 1300
Provider of Physical Health Care
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Provider of Mental Health Care
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Strong emphasis on Skills for Life development including provision of reading/writing/language support in work areas; residential wings etc. Currently delivering over 90 different accredited qualifications from Entry Level to Masters Degree and above.
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
Contract Services x4
A range of full-time vocational training programmes is available which includes;
Work areas include;
A range of work based qualifications delivered at Level 1 and 2 across work areas.
Learning aims recorded for Skills Funding Agency OLASS
Art and Design
Basic Construction Skills
BTEC WorkSkills (QCF)
Certificate for IT Users (CLAiT Plus)
Certificate for IT Users (ECDL Part 1)
Certificate for IT users (ECDL Part 2)
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 (Entry 1)
ESOL Skills for Life (Entry 2)
Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Introduction to Personal Budgeting and Money Management (Entry 3)
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 2
Key Skills in Application of Number - level 3
Key Skills in Communication - level 1
Manual Handling - Principles and Practice
Non-externally certificated - Level 2, Education and Training (SSA 13), PW B
Non-externally certificated - Level 2, Health, Public Services and Care (SSA 1), PW B
Non-externally certificated - Level 2, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
Non-externally certificated - Level 3, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14), PW A
NVQ in Food Processing and Cooking
NVQ in Hospitality
OCN Entry Level, PW B, 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 1, PW B, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 2, PW A, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
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 B, Preparation for Life and Work (SSA 14)
OCN Level 3, PW A, Arts, Media and Publishing (SSA 9)
Preparing for a Business Venture
Principles of Manual Handling
Sanitary Cleaning Proficiency Certificate
Supervising Food Safety in Catering (QCF)
Employed: £4.48 - £21.56
OFFENCE FOCUSED COURSES
Ranby has a dedicated Resettlement team that specialises in assisting prisoners with education, training, employment and accommodation upon release. There are links with providers of training and employment both locally and regionally and a Jobcentre Plus advisor based within the Prison to assist with all types of job searches and benefits enquires The Resettlement department also provides pre releases courses on CVs, letter writing, application forms and interview techniques.
Family Days Available
Guardian Has To Stay
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