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HMP Norwich predominantly serves the Courts of Norfolk and Suffolk. The prison has occupied its current site overlooking the city of Norwich since 1887.

The site consists of ten wings and a Special Care Unit:

A: Induction unit, First Night Centre, IDTS stabilisation and maintenance;
B&C: Local prison housing remand and trial prisoners plus  Rule 45 Vulnerable prisoners;
D: Resettlement Unit housing Cat D prisoners (also known as Britannia House);
E: Older prisoners unit, providing a mature enviroment for Norwich prisoners prior to onward transfer.
F&G: Local Discharge Unit (LDU) housing low-risk Cat C prisoners, local to the East of England, serving 24 months or less;
H: Type 3 Healthcare unit (also serving HMP Wayland & HMP Blundeston);
L: Elderly Lifer Unit.
M: Cat C prisoners serving 24 months or less.
U: Special Care & Segregation Unit (also known as Kett's Unit).

The Governor
Knox Road

Tel: 01603 708 600
Fax: 01603 708 601

Governor: Will Styles

Accommodation: HMP Norwich has a majority of single cells, with shared accommodation available across the establishment.

Operational Capacity: 769 as of  26th July 2013

Reception Criteria: Normal reception arrangements. HMP Norwich accepts male prisoners (Adult men & Young Offenders) whether convicted (Cat B, C or D) or on remand.


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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