HMP Hull

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HMP Hull is a Victorian Prison opened in 1870 to hold both men and women, 2 miles east of Hull city centre. In 1939 it was used as a Military Prison and later a Civil Defence Depot. In 1950 it re-opened as a Closed Male Borstal. In 1969, after extensive security work, Hull became one of the first maximum security dispersal prisons.

In 1986 Hull was removed from the dispersal system and assumed its current role as a Male Local Prison.

In 2002 the prison expanded and the site increased in size. The expansion included 4 new wings, a new healthcare centre, a new sports hall, a new multi-faith centre and refurbishment to other part of the prison including the kitchen, education and workshops.


Hedon Rd, Hull HU9 5LS