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Rye Hill


HMP Rye Hill is situated in the village of Willougby, near Rugby, in Warwickshire. It opened in early 2001 as a purpose built training prison and is run by G4S.

Nr. Rugby
CV23 8SZ
Tel: 01788 523 300
Fax: 01788 523 311
Director: Dave Thompson OBE
Controller: Matthew Tilt
Operational Capacity: 625 as of 31st October 2010
Reception Criteria:
4 years and over. (prisoners sentenced to less than 4 years but more than 3 years will be considered by prior arrangement)
Time to serve:
12 months and over. With prior agreement from the Director will accept ex Cat C Offenders who have been upgraded to Cat B.
Medical 3
All outstanding medical appointments must be completed prior to transfer or subject to agreed return for appointments
Other Restrictions:
The prison does not accept:
  • Vulnerable Prisoners not suitable for SOTP
  • Prisoners requiring intensive long term outside hospital treatment
Prior agreement with the Director is necessary in the case of:
  • Prisoners on open ACCT
  • Prisoners transferring from CSU/Segregation
  • Prisoners transferred out of Rye Hill in the last 6 months for security reasons

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