HM Prison Grendon
|Location||Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire|
|Security class||Adult Male/Category B|
|Population||235 (as of January 2006)|
|Managed by||HM Prison Services|
|Governor||Dr Jamie Bennett|
|Website||Grendon at justice.gov.uk|
HM Prison Grendon is a Category B men's prison, located in village of Grendon Underwood, in Buckinghamshire, England. The prison is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service, and is jointly managed with HMP Spring Hill which is situated next to Grendon.
Opened in 1962, Grendon was initially used as an experimental psychiatric prison and psychiatric unit for prisoners with antisocial personality disorders. Over the years however, Grendon has slowly evolved into a mainstream prison with a standard regime. However the prison is the United Kingdom's only therapeutic prison community for the treatment of serious sex offenders and violent offenders.
In October 2006 another prisoner escaped whilst returning to Grendon. The inmate had been released on a temporary licence, and was being driven back to the prison by officers, when he jumped out of the moving car on to a motorway, and escaped.
The prison today
Grendon Prison holds category B & C adult male prisoners in England & Wales. Each the six wings of the prison are therapeutic communities which operate autonomously. Based on therapeutic community principles, the therapeutic programmes of the prison include teams of doctors, psychiatric nurses, counsellors and prison officers who work with inmates individually and in groups to promote rehabilitation and tackle reoffending.
Grendon Prison has a visits centre, which has been awarded a Charter Mark for its facilities. These include an inside children's playroom and an outside play area, a baby changing room, toilets, and a canteen.
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- "UK | England | Manchester | Prisoner escapes from moving car". BBC News. 2006-10-04. Retrieved 2012-08-07.