Garth is a category B training prison which was opened in October 1988.
A new residential unit (housing 120) opened in 1997, and a further 180 places were provided in August 2007.
HM Prison Garth
(for directional purposes, please use PR26 8LW as the post code)
Tel: 01772 443 300
Fax: 01772 443 301
Governor: Steve Lawrence
Operational capacity: 847 as of 1st February 2008
Reception criteria: Determinate sentence category B prisoners serving 4 years or more, with a minimum of 2 years left to serve Indeterminate sentence category B prisoners (IPP or traditional life sentence prisoners).
Garth offers a wide range of interventions suitable for a wide range of needs and our aim is that prisoners transferring in should reasonable be bale to meet their sentence planning objectives to a level sufficient for progression.