HMP Altcourse

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Opened on 1st December 1997 HMP Altcourse was the first designed, constructed, managed and financed private prison in the UK. It is a Category ‘B’ core local prison holding sentenced and remand prisoners. There are seven house blocks divided into individual units. Units hold between 60 and 95 prisoners and are named after fences on the Grand National steeplechase course. Young adult prisoners live alongside prisoners over 21 on all units except the vulnerable prisoner unit.

It was restructured from a category A to a category B core local prison in June 2003 and subsequently expanded with the opening of a further house block holding 180 prisoners.


Brookfield Dr, Liverpool L9 7LH