HMP Woodhill is a core local prison with an operational capacity of 637. It is a complex institution as it combines a local prison for just over 600 men with a high security responsibility, holding a small number of Category A prisoners. The bulk of its population comprises a mixture of remand and short-sentenced men with the mental health, substance misuse, and other issues typical of local prisons. The prison also operates a close supervision centre (CSC), a specialist facility for some of the country’s most disruptive prisoners. The prison is earmarked to become a Category B training prison in 2019.
NB. Information from the Ministry of Justice
BACO Prisoner Support Service
BACO is currently in discussion with the Governor and staff about the opportunities to re-establish its presence once the transition has been made.