HM Prison Drake Hall

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HMP Drake Hall
Location Eccleshall, Staffordshire
Security class Adult Female/Closed
Population 315 (as of March 2005)
Opened 1960s
Managed by HM Prison Services
Governor Paul Newton
Website Drake Hall at justice.gov.uk

HM Prison Drake Hall is a women's closed prison, located near the village of Eccleshall in Staffordshire, England. The prison is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service.

History[edit]

Formerly used during World War II by female munitions workers as a residence, the building was repurposed in the 1960s as a male open prison. From 1974, Drake Hall has been used as a women's prison. In the mid-1990s, the prison was renovated. In 2002, it became a semi-open prison after a perimeter fence was constructed, but was re-designated a closed prison in March 2009.

The prison today[edit]

Drake Hall holds both adult and young offenders. It specialises in foreign national prisoners and in resettlement.

The prison's regime includes incentives, education, workshops, training courses, farms and gardens, a works department, and a gym. There are also voluntary and paid outwork programmes and a listener scheme.

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Coordinates: 52°52′44″N 2°14′29″W / 52.8789°N 2.2415°W / 52.8789; -2.2415