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HM Prison Rye Hill

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Status  Operational
Managed by  G4S
Phone  +44 1788 523300
Opened  2001
Security class  Category B/Adult Males
Director  Tom Wheatley
Capacity  664
HM Prison Rye Hill
Location  Barby, Northamptonshire
Address  Willoughby, Rugby CV23 8SZ, UK
Hours  Closed today MondayClosedTuesday1:45–5:15PMWednesday1:45–5:15PMThursday6–7:30PMFriday1:45–5:15PMSaturday9–11:15AM, 1:45–5:15PMSunday1:45–5:15PM
Similar  HMP Onley, HMP Service College, Rugby Station, Northamp Crown Court Wit, Rugby Borough Council

HM Prison Rye Hill is a Category B men's private prison, operated by G4S. Rye Hill has exclusively housed sex offenders since 2014.[1] The prison is situated next to HMP Onley, in the parish of Barby, Northamptonshire, England. However, the postal address of the prison is Willoughby, Warwickshire; therefore, most sources list the prison as in Willoughby, Warwickshire.



Rye Hill Prison opened in early 2001, being constructed and operated by G4S as part of the Private Finance Initiative.

In March 2002, two inmates serving 10-year sentences escaped from Rye Hill by hiding in the back of a delivery lorry.

In April 2004, Member of Parliament Andrew Rosindell responded to the escape of a convicted murderer by calling for a review of security. At the time of his escape, the prisoner had been at University Hospital Coventry receiving a blood transfusion.

In July 2005, an inspection report from Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons demanded urgent action after finding that the prisoners were bullying the staff. According to the report, inexperienced officers were deliberately overlooking behavioral violations and contraband items for their own safety. Some inmates reported that knives, drugs and alcohol were readily available at the prison.

The prison today

Rye Hill is a Category B prison holding adult males convicted of sexual offences.

Education at the prison is contracted to The Manchester College. Courses and evening classes are offered 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year. Commercial contracts such as welding, electronic assembly and commercial laundry are operated from within two workshops.


HM Prison Rye Hill Wikipedia