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HMP & YOI Isis protects the public by holding sentenced young adults and category C offenders who are under the age of 25.

HMP & YOI Isis is sited within the perimeter wall of HMP Belmarsh.
HMP & YOI Isis
Western Way
SE28 0NZ
Tel: 020 3356 4000 
Fax: 020 3356 4001
Governor: Grahame Hawkings
Operational Capacity: 622 as of 3rd June 2011
Accommodation: There are two house blocks (Thames and Meridian), both of a similar size. They are purpose built to Category B standard with a mixture of single and double cells. The establishment has an entry building, activities centre for academic and vocational training, segregation unit and PE Academy.  HMP & YOI Isis does not have in-patient healthcare facilities.

Reception Criteria: HMP & YOI Isis does not serve any local courts, and takes receptions from other prisons 2 days a week.
Regime: HMP & YOI Isis has a broad based curriculum that supports academic achievement, vocational training, interventions and PE activities. The interventions programme is subject to offender needs. The regime is delivered in partnership with Kensington and Chelsea College. Details of some of the activities are:
  • Mechanics (Motorbike repair)
  • Construction activity
  • Waste Management
  • Bicycle repair
  • Barbering
  • Catering
  • Media and Reprographics
  • Broadcasting and Media Studies
  • ESOL
  • Job Related studies
  • Offending Behaviour Interventions

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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