HM Prison Hull

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HMP Hull
HMP Hull.JPG
Location Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Security class Adult Male/Category B&C
Population 1044 (as of August 2008)
Opened 1870
Managed by HM Prison Services
Governor Allison Watson
Website Hull at justice.gov.uk

HM Prison Hull is a Category B men's local prison located in Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The term 'local' means that this prison holds people on remand to the local courts. The prison is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service.

History[edit]

Hull Prison opened in 1870, and is of a typical Victorian design. Ethel Major was the last person and only woman to be executed at Hull in 1934. She had been convicted of the murder of her husband.[1]

In 1976 Hull prison was involved in a three-day riot by inmates of the prison. Over 100 prisoners were involved in a protest that erupted over staff brutality. The riot ended peacefully on 3 September 1976 but over two thirds of the prison was destroyed,[2] with an estimated repair cost of £3 - £4 million. The prison was closed for a year while repairs were carried out.[3]

The Prison was removed from the high-security estate in 1985 and became a local prison holding inmates remanded and sentenced by courts in the area.[3]

In 2002 a major expansion was completed which added four new wings, a new gymnasium, a new health care centre and a multi-faith centre.[3]

In January 2013, the Ministry of Justice announced that older parts of Hull Prison will close, with a reduction of 282 places at the prison.[4] In April 2014 the Ministry of Justice announced that these would be brought back into use as the "prison population is currently above published projections".[5]

The prison today[edit]

Hull is a local prison holding remand, sentenced and convicted males. Prisoners are employed in the workshops, kitchen, gardens and works departments. Education classes are also available to prisoners.

Hull Prison now houses the Within These Walls exhibition which charts the history of Hull's prisons from 1299 through to the present day.[1]

Notable inmates[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hanged woman's grandson opens Hull Prison exhibition Within These Walls". Hull Daily Mail. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "1976: Hull prison riot ends". On This Day. BBC News. 3 September 1976. Retrieved 25 January 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Prison Information - Hull". HM Prison Service. Retrieved 25 January 2008. 
  4. ^ "Seven prison closures in England announced". BBC News (BBC). 10 January 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Hull Prison to reopen two closed 19th Century cell wings". BBC News (BBC). 10 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Charles Bronson tells of prison 'hell'". BBC News (BBC). 16 February 2000. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Hubbard, Alan (3 May 1978). "The man who pulled his first punches behind bars". Glasgow Herald. p. 25. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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Coordinates: 53°44′52″N 0°17′45″W / 53.74778°N 0.29583°W / 53.74778; -0.29583