The Cell Companion 2020

Everyone’s Guide To Serving & Surviving A Prison Sentence!
with a Foreword by Paul Ferris

The Cell Companion 2020

Editor: Mark Leech
Published: 27 September 2019
ISBN: 9781916082403
No. of pages: 256
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From reception to release, the book covers legal rights, housing, family, healthcare, personal injury, vulnerable prisoners, and it tackles the difficult issues too – like sex in prison, self-harm, avoiding gangs, extremism, the dangers of debt, bullying and the real danger of drugs and especially the potentially fatal ‘legal highs’.

Whether you are going to prison or are already there, this is the book for you and your family, friends and legal advisers too.

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Governor, HMP Northumberland

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Mrs SW, Colchester

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The Cell Companion 2020 – Contents

About The Editor, 5
Acknowledgements, 5
Contents, 6
Foreword, Paul Ferris, 9
Prison Facts Today: September 2019, 10
Summary of the Prison Estate
Scotland and Northern Ireland
Types of prison and YOI’s
Adult male prisons
Local prisons
Adult female prisons
Young offenders
Offender Management in Custody Model (OMiC)
Private sector prisons
Current Government policy 2019
Living conditions
Measuring accommodation standards
History of private sector involvement in prison maintenance
Prison Estate Transformation Programme (PETP)
10,000 prison places
Investment in the prison estate 2019
What are the different types of prison in England and Wales? 17
Local
Open
High Security & Long Term Estate (LTHSE)
Female
Immigration Removal Centre
Young Offender Institutions
Training prisons
Security Categories listed by Prisons, 18
Prisons listed by Security Categories, 19
HM Inspectorate of Prisons: List of Reports issued up to August 2019, 90

SECTION ONE – A-Z OF ALL PRISON ESTABLISHMENTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES

A-Z of Prison Establishments 2020 – establishments shown with * are subject to a Prisons Inspectorate Urgent Notification as to conditions

HMP ALTCOURSE

HMP ASHFIELD

HMP ASKHAM GRANGE

HMYOI AYLESBURY

*HMP BEDFORD

HMP BELMARSH

HMP BERWYN

*HMP BIRMINGHAM

*HMP BRISTOL

HMP BRONZEFIELD

HMP BUCKLEY HALL

HMP BULLINGDON

HMP BURE

HMP CARDIFF

HMP CHANNINGS WOOD

HMP CHELMSFORD

HMP COLDINGLEY

HMP DARTMOOR

HMP DONCASTER

HMP DOVEGATE

HMP DOWNVIEW

HMP DRAKE HALL

HMP DURHAM

HMP EAST SUTTON PARK

HMP EASTWOOD PARK

HMP ELMLEY

HMP ERLESTOKE

*HMP EXETER

HMP FEATHERSTONE

HMYOI FELTHAM

*Feltham A

Feltham B

HMP FORD

HMP FOREST BANK

HMP FOSTON HALL

HMP FRANKLAND

HMP FULL SUTTON

HMP GARTH

HMP GARTREE

HMP GRENDON

HMP GUYS MARSH

HMP HATFIELD

HMP HAVERIGG

HMP HEWELL

HMP HIGHDOWN

HMP HIGH POINT

HMP HINDLEY

HMP YOI HOLLESLEY BAY

HMP HOLME HOUSE

HMP HULL

HMP HUMBER

HMP HUNTERCOMBE

HMP ISIS

HMP ISLE OF WIGHT

HMP KIRKHAM

HMP KIRKLEVINGTON GRANGE

HMP LANCASTER FARMS

HMP LEEDS

HMP LEICESTER

HMP LEWES

HMP LEYHILL

HMP LINCOLN

HMP LINDHOLME

HMP LITTLEHEY

HMP LIVERPOOL

HMP LONG LARTIN

HMP LOW NEWTON\

HMP LOWDHAM GRANGE

HMP MAIDSTONE

HMP MANCHESTER

HMP MOORLAND

HMP THE MOUNT

HMP NEW HALL

HMP NORTH SEA CAMP

HMP NORTHUMBERLAND

HMP NORWICH

*HMP NOTTINGHAM

HMP OAKWOOD

HMP ONLEY

HMP PARC

HMYOI Parc Juvenile Unit

HMP PETERBOROUGH

HMP & YOI PETERBOROUGH (Women)

HMP PORTLAND

HMP PRESCOED / Usk

HMP PRESTON

HMP RANBY

HMP RISLEY

HMP ROCHESTER

HMP RYE HILL

HMP SEND

HMP SPRINGHILL

HMP STAFFORD

HMP STANDFORD HILL

HMP STOCKEN

HMP STOKE HEATH

HMP STYAL

HMP SUDBURY

HMP SWALESIDE

HMP SWANSEA

HMYOI SWINFEN HALL

HMP THAMESIDE

HMP THORN CROSS

HMP USK / PRESCOED

HMP PRESCOED

HMP WAKEFIELD

HMP WANDSWORTH

HMP WARREN HILL

HMP WAYLAND

HMP WEALSTUN

HMYOI WERRINGTON

HMYOI WETHERBY

HMP WHATTON

HMP WHITEMOOR

HMP WINCHESTER

HMP WOODHILL

HMP WORMWOOD SCRUBS

HMP WYMOTT

SECTION TWO. ADVICE, 94,
Before You Go To Prison, 95
• The ‘Bang Up Bag’ – what to pack.
• What lays ahead – Viewpoints from experienced voices who have been there. When You’re In Prison, 100
• Adjudications – Disciplinary charges and how to deal with them, 100
• Applications & Complaints – How to get things done in prison, 103
• Bereavement – when someone dies while you’re inside, attending the funeral, 106
• Block – How to cope with segregation, 107
• Categorisation – male and female, what is it and getting a review, 110
• Confiscation Orders – what are they and what consequences do they bring, 113
• Early Release Scheme – Foreign nationals, how to return home early, 114
• Education – how to apply/study, 114
• Equality – you have rights not to be discriminated against, 117
• Extremism – Recognising it, its dangers and how to avoid it, 118
• Facilities List – Explaining the national and local list of what you can have in prison, 119, 226
• Family Matters – Maintaining family contact with, letters, visits, and phone calls, 120
• Getting out – Pre-release check list, 122
• Healthcare – Your rights to healthcare in prison and how to complain, 125
• Home Detention Curfew – ‘On The Tag’ what is it, how do I apply for it? 127
• Incentives Earned Privileges – Levels and keeping your privileges – new 2019 scheme, 128
• Keeping your home when in prison – Steps you can take to keep accommodation, 132
• Legal Highs: Real Danger of DEATH, 132
• Maintaining Innocence, 133 • Marriage, 141
• Offending Behaviour Courses: what are they? 134
Currently Accredited Programmes 2019

ACCREDITED FOR COMMUNITY
Becoming New Me + (BNM+)
Breaking Free: Health and Justice Package
Building Better Relationships (BBR)
Building Skills for Recovery (BSR)
Control of Violence for Angry Impulsive Drinkers – Group Community
Impaired Drivers Programme (DIDP)
Healthy Identity Intervention (HII)
Horizon
iHorizon
Identity Matters (IM)
Kaizen
New Me MOT
Resolve
Thinking Skills Programme (TSP)

ACCREDITED FOR CUSTODY
Dependence Treatment Programme (ADTP)
Alcohol Related Violence (ARV)
Becoming New Me + (BNM+)
Breaking Free: Health and Justice Package (Custody)
Building Better Relationships (BBR)
Building Skills for Recovery (BSR)
Challenge to Change (C2C)
Choices, Actions, Relationships, Emotions (CARE)
Control of Violence for Angry Impulsive Drinkers – Group Secure (COVAID-GS)
Control of Violence for Angry Impulsive Drinkers – Group Secure Women (COVAID-GSW)
Democratic Therapeutic Community Model (DTC)
Democratic Therapeutic Community Model Plus (TC+)
Healthy Identity Intervention (HII)
Healthy Sex Programme (HSP)
Horizon
Identity Matters (IM)
Kaizen
Living as New Me
New Me Strengths
Resolve
Substance Dependency Treatment Programme (SDTP)
The Bridge Programme
Thinking Skills Programme (TSP)
Women’s Substance Dependency Treatment Programme (WSDTP)

Open Prisons – how to prepare. 141
Pad Mates- sharing a cell without grief or friction, 143
Parole New Review Mechanism. 154
Prison Debt – why to avoid it, 144
Property inside, 148
Recall 2019 – your rights, 152
ROTL 2019, 155
Self-harm – how to cope, 156
Sex in prison, 157
Slang, 158
Transfers, 159
Veterans in Custody, 160
VPUs, protection, 161

SECTION THREE
Personal Injury In Prison, 164 By Michael Jefferies,Senior Partner Jefferies Personal Injuries Solicitors, Chairman:  Prison Injury Lawyers Association.

SECTION FOUR Helpful Organisations, 170
Organisations that help people in prison, including charities that give grants to prisoners and businesses that do not discriminate against ex-offenders

SECTION FIVE Legal, 196
PRISON RULES 1999 correct to September 2019

SECTION SIX Something To Say?
Helen’s Law:  What happens when the courts believe a liar? page 218
Freedom of Information Act: In prison you have right under the Freedom of Information Act. Page 223

ANNEXES
General Facilities List 2019, 226
Full List of PSIs, PSOs, and Ministry of Justice Policy Frameworks that are in force at 1st September 2019, page 237
Map of the Prison Estate 2020, 246.
Quarterly Calendar October 2019 to September 2020, 249