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Coldingley was opened in 1969 as a Category B training prison. In 1993 it was re-designated as Category C training prison.

Coldingley is focused on the resettlement of prisoners. It provides a framework to support the achievement of realistic resettlement goals by offering opportunities to prisoners willing to work hard and accept responsibility for achieving those goals.
Shaftesbury Road
GU24 9EX
Tel: 01483 344300
Fax: 01483 344427
Governor: Glenn Knight
Accommodation: Majority single cells, with a small number of double cells.
Operational Capacity: 513 as of 18th May 2009
Accommodation: Majority single cells, with a small number of double cells. Five wings, four with electronic unlocking night sanitation and one, newly built, with integral sanitation. In-cell TV available on all wings for standard and enhanced prisoners. PINphones on all wings.
Reception Criteria: Normal reception arrangements, all sentence lengths including life sentence prisoners.
Prisoners must:
  • be prepared to fully participate in the regime and work a full working week.
  • Have a minimum of 24 months to NPD/CRD when applying (prisoners transferring to participate in the RAPt programme will be considered with less time if they can complete their course before their release date)
  • Be willing to sign a Voluntary Drug Testing Compact

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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