What is it? A 150-page Update to The Prisons Handbook 2018, updating the establishment section and other selected parts, available as an electronic .pdf file or as a paperback book – with a discount for HMPPS and prisoners.


Price: Electronic pdf: £19.99. Paperback book: prisoner/HMPPS £19.99; public £24.99 .


Format: Available as an electronic pdf or (especially for serving prisoners) as a printed 150-page book published by us – approved MOJ suppliers.


PLUS! buy an update and you can also buy a copy of The Prisons Handbook 2018 itself for a FRACTION of the normal price….just £59.99, saving over £40!


The electronic .pdf update is intended for the public, the paperback edition while available to all, is intended for serving prisoners who do not have internet access. 


Buy the update in either electronic or paperback format and you qualify to buy a copy of The Prisons Handbook 2018 for just £59.99 – that’s HALF the normal price!


Delivery: See here


This 150-page update contains the latest Prison Establishment information for the following establishments – including the four prisons subject to Urgent Notification – that has become available since publication of the main work in May 2018. It is correct to 1st December 2018.

  • HMP Altcourse 
  • HMP Belmarsh 
  • HMP Bedford Urgent Notification  
  • HMP Birmingham Urgent Notification
  • HMYOI Brinsford
  • HMP & YOI Chelmsford
  • HMYOI Deerbolt 
  • HMP Dovegate TC
  • HMP Exeter Urgent Notification 
  • HMYOI Feltham A. 
  • HMP Gartree
  • HMP High Down
  • HMP Hindley 
  • HMP Hull 
  • HMP Humber 
  • HMP Kirkham 
  • HMP Leeds 
  • HMP Leicester 
  • HMP Long Lartin 
  • HMP & YOI Low Newton 
  • HMP Manchester 
  • HMP & YOI Nottingham Urgent Notification
  • HMP Oakwood 
  • HMP Peterborough (Male) 
  • HMP Ranby 
  • HMP Send 
  • HMP & YOI Styal 
  • HMP Mount 
  • HMP Wakefield 
  • HMP Wandsworth 
  • HMYOI Werrington 
  • HMYOI Wetherby and Keppel 
  • HMP Woodhill 


  • Latest list of Governing Governors. This updates the names of all current Governing Governors for public and private prison establishments correct to 1st December 2018.
  • National Prison Management 2018/19. This document updates the senior management of HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS).
  • Prison Performance Ratings 2018, published 26th July 2018.
  • Cost Per Prisoner Place 2017/18. Costs per place and costs per prisoner by individual prison
  • HM Prison & Probation Service Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18
  • Management Information Addendum. Published 25th October 2018 Private Sector Prison Contractors 2019, correct to 1st December 2018.
  • Other United Kingdom Prison Addresses, correct to 1st December 2018.
  • Offending Behaviour Courses November 2018

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PDF Copies: To download the electronic pdf copy of the update just click on the download link on the screen confirming your transaction is complete – for your protection the link expires 48 hours after purchase.

PAPERBACK COPIES: Physical copies of The Prisons Handbook 2018 Update goes out by tracked courier in the order they are purchased – despatch started on 12th December. IMPORTANT. If you want us to send the book to someone other than the cardholder, you MUST place their name and full address in the “Other Information” box shown below  – and don’t forget the prison number too, if its for an inmate!


  • Buy the Update as an electronic pdf: £19.99 – CLICK HERE 


  • Public: Buy the Update as a paperback book: £24.99  – CLICK HERE
  • Trade: Buy the Update as a paperback book: £20.99 – CLICK HERE


  • HMPPS/ Prisoners: Buy the Update as a paperback book: £19.99 – CLICK HERE


  • Buy the Update £19.99 as an electronic .pdf AND claim your copy of The Prisons Handbook 2018 at just £29.99 (£49.98) – CLICK HERE


  • Buy the Update £24.99 as a paperback book AND claim your copy of The Prisons Handbook 2018 at just £29.99 (£54.98) – CLICK HERE