About HMP Forest Bank

Prison officer walking through prison

HMP Forest Bank opened in 2000, with accommodation provided on six residential units. The establishment opened under a 25-year public finance initiative, contracted to provide 800 places as a Category B Local prison for adult males.

Two further residential units were added in November 2009, gradually increasing the prison’s capacity to 1,160. With additional prisoner places, the operational capacity now stands at 1,460.

Strong links to the local community

As well as 16 residential units on site, there is a healthcare centre, gym, library, industries complex, visits hall, chaplaincy and kitchen. The prison serves the courts of Greater Manchester and maintains strong links to the local community with a focus on resettlement.

HMP Forest Bank holds adult men both on remand or sentenced and young prisoners between the ages of 18-21 years.

HMP Forest Bank
Agecroft Road
M27 8FB

Tel: 0161 925 7000

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