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Forest Bank


Built on the former Agecroft Power Station in Salford, Greater Manchester, HM Prison Forest Bank is an 1364 place Category B Male Local Prison serving the courts of the North-West, accepting remand and sentenced adults and remand young offenders. The prison opened in 2000 and is operated by Sodexo Justice Services.  As part of the overall design, Forest Bank sits in a country park with lake and meadows which are for public use.

HMP Forest Bank
Agecroft Road
M27 8FB
Telephone: 0161 925 7000
Fax: 0161 925 7001
Director: Trevor Shortt
Controller: Brian Langan
Accommodation: Cellular - single and double.
Operational Capacity: 1364 as of 26 July 2012
Reception Criteria:
  • Services for Adults: Wigan, Leigh, Bolton, Bury

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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