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HMP & YOI Bronzefield is a modern purpose built prison for women which opened in June 2004. It performs the function of a local prison, accepting prisoners direct from the courts and is run by Sodexo Justice Services.

Woodthorpe Road
TW15 3JZ

Tel: 01784 425690
Fax: 01784 425691

Director: Charlotte Pattison-Rideout
Controller: Patrick Morris
Operational Capacity: 527 from January 2010
Type of Accommodation: 3 main residential units holding approximately 135 women each.  A fourth residential unit holding 77 women was opened in January 2010.  Bronzefield also has Level 4 Healthcare provision with inpatient facilities for 18 women.  A smaller 10-bed Help & Direction Unit which served as an intermediary unit between Healthcare and main residence was decommissioned by MoJ in October 2010. Bronzefield also has a Separation & Care Unit.

Reception Criteria: Direct from courts within the catchment area. Remand and trial adults and young adults. Short term sentenced adults up to 6 months. Mothers & Babies (up to 18 months). Restricted Status prisoners; life sentenced prisoners and young offenders.
  • Full time education including Art, ESOL, IT and Basic Skills
  • Arts workshop, Sewing Workshop, Induction Suite, and Resettlement Centre
  • Vocational training in catering, cleaning, customer service, painting & decorating and business administration
  • Physical Education
  • Integrated Recovery model including clinical and psychosocial alcohol provision
  • LINK centre including a wide range of voluntary and third sector agency provision including Job Deal, Job Centre Plus, WISH (mental health community support) and Immigration Health and Advice Service.

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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