Bedford is a local, category B prison which has been on its current site since 1801. It was enlarged in 1849 and a new gate lodge, house block and health care centre added in early 1990s.
St Loyes Street
Tel: 01234 373000
Fax: 01234 273568
Governor: Ian Blakeman
Operational capacity: 506 as of 8th August 2008
Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements. Bedford accepts adult male prisoners remanded into custody from Luton Crown Court and magistrates' courts in Bedfordshire. The prison also accepts young adult (18-21) male prisoners.