The Cell Companion 2022

5th EDITION! Everyone’s Guide To Serving & Surviving A Prison Sentence!
With a Foreword by Paul Ferris

The Cell Companion 2022

Editor: Mark Leech
ISBN: 9781916082496
No. of pages: 256
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Published 1st December 2021

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.

“Today I came across a prisoner with a copy of The Cell Companion that enabled him to make the best application to the IMB I have ever seen – every IMB Member should have one and I’ve just bought mine”

FB IMB Member HMP Lancaster Farms

“Outstanding, tackles the deadly dangers of debts, new psychotic substances, how to avoid prison gangs and a wealth of other information on how to progress through the prison system and lead a crime free life afterwards – this is a book that’s been needed for years.”

 

Nick Leader

Governor, HMP Berwyn

“My son has been in prison for three years, yet it was only after buying the Cell Companion that I now really understand his rights and mine too – thank you so much for a wonderful publication”

Mrs SW, Colchester

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The Cell Companion 2022 – Contents

The Cell Companion 2022 is published on 1st December 2021, as such it is currently (October 2021) still in pre-production so contents may change, view the the following therefore as an educated guide.

About The Editor, 5
Acknowledgements, 5
Contents, 6
Foreword, Paul Ferris, 9
Prison Facts Today: November 2021, 10
Understanding the Prison Estate
Scotland and Northern Ireland
Prisons and YOI’s
Security Categories listed by Prisons, 12
Prisons listed by Security Categories, 13
What are the different types of prison in England and Wales? 13, 14
Private sector prisons, 14
Private prisons by name, operator, task population, and Contract expiry date, 14
Living Conditions and Covid-19, 14
Key finding to 31st October 2021, 15
Measuring accommodation standards, 15
Maintenance of Prisons, 16
Prison Estate Transformation Programme, 16
Types of prisons in England and Wales, 17
Local
Open
High Security Long Term Estate
Female
Immigration Removal Centres
Young Offender Institutions
Trainer
Sentencing Changes, 19

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

A-Z of Prison Establishments 2022 – 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 FIVE WELLS – due to open early 2022 by G4S

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 MORTON HALL – due to reopen late 2021 as a Cat C adult male

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, 242
• 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 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 2021: what are they? 134

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)

Marriage in prison, 141
Open Prisons – how to prepare. 141
Pad Mates- sharing a cell without grief or friction, 143
Parole New Review Mechanism. 154
Prison Debt – how and why to avoid it, 144
Property stored and in possession inside, 148
Recall 2021 – your rights, 152
ROTL 2021, 155
Self-harm – how to cope, 156
Sex in prison, 157
Slang, 158
Transfers, 159
Veterans in Custody, 160
VPUs, protection, 161
Work and Pay, 162

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 November 2021

SECTION SIX Something To Say?
•Expecting Prisons to Reduce Crime is a Pipedream: Sir Martin Narey, 223

ANNEXES
Freedom of Information Act: In prison you have Information rights – use them, 229
Full List of PSIs, PSOs, and Policy Frameworks in force at 1st November 2021, 231
List of Prison Groups and Directors, 235
Annual Calendar January to December 2022, 237
National Facilities List 2022, 242
Map of the Prison Estate 2022, 250.

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