HMP Wandsworth

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HMP Wandsworth is a Category B men's prison and is the largest prison in the UK, currently able to hold 1877 prisoners. Alongside Liverpool, which is of similar size, it is one of the largest prisons in Western Europe.

The prison was built in 1851, and the residential areas remain in the original buildings. Since 1989, there has been extensive refurbishment and modernisation of the wings, including in-cell sanitation, privacy screens for cells occupied by more than one prisoner and the more recent installation of in-cell electricity.

Novus are responsible for the education provision at HMP Wandsworth. The group are the largest offender education provider in the UK and provide Offender Learning and HMP Jobs nationwide. 


Heathfield Rd, London SW18 3HU