General Information, HMYOI Deerbolt

The prison opened 50 years ago on the site of a former military camp and was originally a borstal. It subsequently became a youth custody centre and is now a young offender institution for male prisoners aged 18 – 24.


  • B and C wings: 60 cells.
  • E wing: 66 cells.
  • G wing: 36 cells.
  • I wing: The induction and first night wing and current reverse cohort unit, consisting of 60 cells.
  • J wing: 39 cells
  • K wing: A small unit used to transition prisoners from youth custody, holding up to 16 prisoners.
  • Segregation unit: 13 cells and two special accommodation cells.

A, D and F wings are currently closed for refurbishment


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