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Built as a hospital for the US Air Force for the D-Day landings, it was converted to a prison in 1948.

Most of the original single storey accommodation is still in use but has been converted to double or single rooms.
New single storey buildings accommodate prisoners in either single or two-man rooms. A Modular Temporary Unit (MTU), containing 40 single rooms on two floors, was installed during 2003.
Tel: 01283 584000
Fax: 01283 584001
Acting Governor: Stephen Ruddy
Accommodation: 213 single rooms. 175 double rooms.
Operational capacity: 581 as of 11th August 2008.
Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements: Sudbury is a category D prison and accepts all suitable prisoners who fit Sudbury criteria.
Regime: Regime includes full-time and part-time education and evening classes, workshops, training courses (bricklaying, painting & decorating and industrial cleaning), farms and gardens, kitchen and a maintenance department. Offending behaviour groups available is Cognitive Skills Booster. There are also special features (including paid and unpaid employment, training and education in the community), a listener scheme for prisoners who may be at risk from suicide or self-harm, an anti-bullying committee. There is a voluntary drug testing unit and a Substance Misuse Service offering counselling and support for those with drug problems.

Dentistry in prisons

This book is a valuable tool for all members of the prison dental team, in particular, those starting out in a career in prison dentistry or special care dentistry.

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Prison Dental Services - Prison Dental Services (PDS) was set up with the aim of reducing the cost of dental care in prisons the United Kingdom and to improve the quality of the service.

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