HM Prison

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Her Majesty's Prisons (His Majesty's Prisons in the case of a male monarch) is the name given to prisons in the United Kingdom, as well as some in Australia and a small number in Canada, Grenada, and Barbados. The title makes up part of the name of individual prisons and is usually abbreviated to HM Prison or HMP.


The title of HM Prison is given to a fair number of prisons in Australia. Especially in the State of Victoria.


The title of HM Prison is given to HMP Dodds Prison in St. Philip, and the former Glendairy Prison in Station Hill, St. Michael.


The Belize Museum was formerly a HM prison.


Her Majesty's Penitentiary at 85 Forest Road in St. John's, Newfoundland was built in 1859, and is still operational[1] as a men's and women's correctional facility of the Department of Justice and Public Safety of Newfoundland and Labrador.[2]



The title of Her Majesty's Prisons (Grenada) is given to the Richmond Hill Prison in Saint George's, Grenada. The prison was built by the French in 1860 as a Military Hospital and was converted into a Prison in 1880. Grenada's prison is currently run by the Commissioner of Prisons, Ashley 'Ram' Folkes. According to World Prison Brief data, Her Majesty's Prison system in Grenada, has a population rate of four hundred and thirty-five for every one hundred thousand people that live in Grenada. According to World Prison Brief data, nearly 1% of the prison's population is in the juvenile category.[3]

According to the World Prison Brief Data, of the prisoners that are in Her Majesty's Prison, 15.2% of them are pretrial detainees. The number of pretrial detainees in Her Majesty's Prison has stayed at about the same rate ever since 2002 with a small spike in 2009 of about five percent according to the World Prison Brief data. According to World Prison Brief data, Her Majesty's Prison is 1.5% female. This number comes out to about 8 females on average going through their system a year. Grenada's prison has an official capacity of 198 people. With the number of people in the prison being at 464 people in 2016, this prison's occupancy level is now at 235% according to World Prison Brief data. According to a graph of the prison population rate of the prison on World Prison Brief data, a very large decrease in the rate of prisoners entering the prison happened in 2002 but spiked so fast immediately after that, that in 2004 the population rate was nearly twice as much as it used to be in 2001.

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  1. ^ "Institutional Services". Retrieved 2011-01-20.
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  3. ^ "Grenada" (1 January 1998). Retrieved 8 February 2018.