Opening in March 2005, it is the country's only dual purpose-built prison for men and women, who are kept separate at all times. The prison also has a 12 place Mother and Baby Unit.
Tel: 01733 217500
Fax: 01733 217501
Director: Nick Leader
Controller: Pat Morris
Operational Capacity: 840 (480 male, 360 female) as of 4th August 2008
Reception Criteria: Normal reception arrangements. Peterborough accepts adult male prisoners from Cambridgeshire and females from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
Accommodation: Cells – see below
Female: The uncrowded capacity is 360 including a separate Mother and Baby Unit which can accommodate 12 mums. The main accommodation comprises of two houseblocks each containing five wings.
Houseblock One holds women on remand and sentenced YOI'S, Detox, Induction and VDT.
Houseblock Two holds Lifers and IPP's, VDT and all sentenced women.
The majority of the accommodation is single occupancy and the wings hold on average 34 women. There is a Separation and Care unit and a 15-bed healthcare facility which incorporates a first night centre for women who are new to custody.
Male: The crowded capacity for male residence is 624. Each wing houses approximately 79 prisoners with the exception of Z2, the enhanced wing, which has 59. There are eight wings on the male side radiating from a central hub and cellular accommodation is in both single and double; there are 8 double cells. The residential area is on two levels.
Each cell has integral sanitation and the wings each have shower facilities, a servery area plus an association area. There is a Separation and Care Unit which holds 14 prisoners.