Aylesbury Young Offenders Institute is a member of the long term high security estate (LTHSE) with a capacity to hold 443 young males aged between 18 and 24 in single cells. Prisoner intake covers most of England and Wales. The young men do not come directly from court, having begun their sentences at other young offender institutions (YOIs) or secure institutions for children under 18. The prisoners are some of the most disruptive and challenging men in the prison system. At least 50% will leave Aylesbury to serve the rest of their sentences in an adult prison. There are eight wings and a segregation unit. The learning and skills provider, under the extended Prison Education Framework contract is Milton Keynes College.
Source: Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) report 2019/2020
BACO Prisoner Support Service
The BACO Prisoner Support Service is operating remotely using an application process due to the pandemic restrictions . The BACO prisoner support volunteer (PSV) will resume visits as and when the Governor proffers the invitation in line with MOJ and Public Health England protocols.
Grants are focused on
- Educational courses
- Educational qualifications
- Trade qualifications that will be useful for finding work in other prisons
- Course books and materials
- ID – birth certificates
- Art materials
- Musical instruments