Aylesbury (HM Prison)


Aylesbury (HM Prison)

Infobox HM Prison
name = HMP Aylesbury


size = 200px
caption = HM Prison Aylesbury, shortly after construction in 1845
opened = 1845
type = Young Offenders Institution
figures = 443 (May 2006)
location = Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
governor = David Kennedy
prisonid = 247

HM Prison Aylesbury Prison (full title Her Majesty's Young Offender Institution "(HMYOI)" Aylesbury) is a prison in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the north side of the town centre, on Bierton Road. As a Young Offender Institution it holds long term male inmates between the ages of 17 and 21 only.

The prison is of early Victorian design and has been on its present site since 1845 following extensive public building in the area that also included the workhouse (now the Tindal Centre). Since construction, it has gone through a variety of changes, starting as a county gaol, then became an adult women's prison in 1890, changing to a girls' borstal in the 1930's, and between 1959-1961 was an adult male prison, after which it became a male "YOI" and since 1989 has held only long term prisoners [http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/prisoninformation/locateaprison/prison.asp?id=247,15,2,15,247,0 HMP Service - Prisons - HMYOI Aylesbury] (accessed 04/09/2008)] .

There has been a prison or gaol of some description in Aylesbury since 1180.

External links & References

* [http://apps.buckscc.gov.uk/eforms/libPrisoners/index.aspx Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies - Victorian Prisoners Database]


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