HMP Northumberland

HMP NorthumberlandHMP Northumberland is a category C prison, holding 1,348 male offenders. It is only the second public sector prison ever to be transferred to a private sector operator in the UK.

Sodexo’s vision for HMP Northumberland is to lead the way on the Government’s priority to create a working prison model.

Our plan is to provide prisoners with ‘real work’ opportunities which match those available in the community.

During the 15-year contract, our aim is to introduce the technology and initiatives –such as prisoner information kiosks and drug-free wings, which are successful in our other prisons – to HMP Northumberland.

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HMP Northumberland prison information

Information about the location of the prison and contact details are available on the Ministry of Justice website.


HMP Northumberland visitor information

Information about visiting prisoners, booking visits and travel directions are available on the Ministry of Justice website.