New Hall is a closed female local prison which holds, adult female prisoners of all categories and Young Offenders and Juveniles on Detention and Training Orders. New Hall was originally used as a satellite prison for Wakefield for men near the end of their sentence.
The Open Prison system began at New Hall as an experiment in 1933 due to an increase in prison population and lack of suitable employment. The success of this led to the opening of New Hall Camp in 1936. New Hall was re-roled in 1961 as a Senior Detention Centre for male young offenders and during this time the 'Short, Sharp, Shock' regime was introduced on a couple of occasions.
In 1987 the Prison was again re-roled to a women's prison.
5 New Hall Way, Flockton, Wakefield WF4 4AX