Doncaster opened as a Core Local Prison (Cat A) in June 1994 and underwent extensive security upgrading as per the Woodcock recommendations in March 1999. The prison downgraded to a local Category B establishment in May 2003 following operational changes within the Prison Service’s High Security Estate.
Operated in the private sector by Serco Doncaster was built by on the site of a former power station in the city centre, on an island between a river and a canal.
Serco has been awarded a 15 year contract from NOMS, worth £250m, to continue to manage Doncaster until 2026.
HMP & YOI Doncaster, Marsh Gate, Doncaster DN5 8UX