Glen Parva was constructed in the early 1970s as a borstal and has always held young offenders.
Since its opening in 1974 the establishment has seen considerable expansion and change and now serves a catchment area of over 100 courts, holding a mixture of sentenced, unsentenced, and remand prisoners.
10 Tigers Road
Tel: 0116 228 4100
Fax: 0116 228 4000
Governor: Michael Wood
Accommodation: 10 discrete residential units each having a mixture of single and double cells. All cells have integral sanitation and most have televisions which can be rented by prisoners.
Operational capacity: 808 as of 5th December 2009
Reception criteria: Glen Parva is a closed YOI and Remand Centre. All new prisoners arriving at Glen Parva spend their first 6 nights in a dedicated Induction Unit. They complete a comprehensive induction programme before moving to other units appropriate for their status, e.g. remand / sentenced.