G4S wins 10-year contract to run new prison in Wellingborough

G4S Custodial & Detention Services has been awarded a 10-year contract to run a new prison in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Prisoner and member of staff interact during a horticulture course

The new-generation category C prison is currently under construction and is expected to open in December 2021. 

The contract will commence in August this year, and see G4S take responsibility for the housing and rehabilitation of up to 1,680 male prisoners.

The new secure facility will be run with a strong focus on maximising the rehabilitation of prisoners and seeking to break the cycle of reoffending. The prison will have several accommodation blocks with courtyard areas and central spaces for vocational training and activities.

G4S already runs four highly-rated prisons in England and Wales; HMP Altcourse in Liverpool, HMP Oakwood near Wolverhampton, HMP Parc in Bridgend and HMP Rye Hill near Rugby, and this new prison in Wellingborough will be an important addition. 

Graham Levinsohn, G4S Regional CEO Europe and Middle East, said:

“Winning the contract to run this new prison is a fantastic testament to the high standards of care and rehabilitation we have established in our existing prison estate. 

“It’s also very positive news for the local Northamptonshire community, with almost 700 new jobs to be created, and opportunities for local charities and businesses.

“This new secure establishment promises to be a blueprint for modernisation of the prison system, and we will be working in partnership with the Ministry of Justice to bring rehabilitation and innovation to the forefront of everything we do.”
This new secure establishment promises to be a blueprint for modernisation of the prison system, and we will be working in partnership with the Ministry of Justice to bring rehabilitation and innovation to the forefront of everything we do.
Graham Levinsohn, G4S Regional CEO Europe and Middle East

 

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