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Low Newton


 

 

Low Newton is situated approximately 4 miles north east of Durham, and was purpose-built as a Remand Centre in 1965 with accommodation for 65 males and 11 females. Additional accommodation was provided in 1975 and the Centre then had a CNA of 215, though was normally overcrowded. Low Newton accommodated both male and female young persons and adult women until September 1998, when a re-role refurbishment programme commenced. It is now an all female prison. Low Newton serves the courts in the catchment area from the Scottish Borders to North Yorkshire across to North Cumbria. All remand females aged 18 and over are held and all sentenced female prisoners 18 or over can serve out their sentence, including lifers.

Address:
Brasside
Durham
DH1 5YA
Tel: 0191 3764000
Fax: 0191 3764001
Governor: Alan Richer
Prisoners at risk: If you have any concerns about the well being of a prisoner at HMP Low Newton you can ring our at risk line on 0191 376 4189. Your concerns will be dealt with swiftly and in confidence.
Accommodation: Cells
Operational Capacity: 336 as of 25th July 2008
Reception Criteria: Low Newton is a closed, female prison and young offender institution. It holds a small number of life sentenced prisoners.
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