HMP Buckley Hall

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HMP Buckley Hall is a Category C men's prison in the Buckley district of Rochdale in North West England. Since its opening in 1995 as the 4th contracted out prison in the UK HMP Buckley Hall has undergone many innovations and changes. 

The original operator was Group 4 Prison Services and they held the contract for 5 years before failing to secure the contract following a retendering process. In 2000 HMP Buckley Hall came into public sector management under a new Service level Agreement. In 2003 the prison re-roled and became a female prison and then due to the rising number of male prisoners in the estate and the decrease in female prisoners it re-roled back to a Male Cat C training Prison in 2005. From 2009 to 2011 HMP Buckely hall underwent another tendering process and in March 2011 the contract was again awarded to the Public Sector Prisons. It operates still as a male Cat C Training Prison.


Buckley Farm Ln, Rochdale OL12 9DP