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HMP PRESCOED Prison Regime Info

Coed-y-Paen Pontypool NP4 0TB
Phone No. 01291 675000
Governor / Director Steve Cross
Category Male Cat. D
Region Wales
Operational Capacity 449 (combined)
Cell Occupancy Single and double
Listener Scheme Yes
First Night Centre No
IMB Chair: Ms Beverley Moore
Vice Chair: Mr Ian Jones

Usk is an open resettlement prison for category D adult male prisoners.

HMP Prescoed is part of HMP Usk/Prescoed, an amalgamation of HMP Usk, and HMP Prescoed which are managed together.
Prescoed is a purpose built hutted camp erected by prisoner labour and opened in 1939 as an open Borstal. It continued as a Borstal until 1964 when it became a Detention Centre. In 1983 it became an open Youth Custody Centre, changing to an open YOI in 1988. Since 2004, it has been exclusively an open prison for adult
males. It is a satellite of HMP Usk which is located about three miles away.

Booking Procedure There is no booking system
Min Age Unaccompanied 18

Saturday 13:30 to 15:30
Sunday 13:30 to 15:30



A.B.C. Taxis
560 Corporation Road, Newport, Gwent NP19 0GP
01633 271971

Capital Hire Taxis
Bartons Yard, Lower Race, Pontypool NP4 5UH
01495 760444

Abergavenny Taxis
44 Rother Avenue, Abergavenny NP7 6DD
01873 854140

Guest House/B&B

Plas-y-Coed Inn
Plas-y-Coed Road, Pontnewtnydd, Pontypool NP4 6UE
01495 762505

Red Rooster
23 Broad Street, Blaenavon, Pontypool NP4 9NE
01495 791840

Ty Shon Jacob Farm
Tranch, Pontypool NP4 6BP
01495 757536

Travel Information

The nearest rail links are Abergavenny to the North, and Newport, Cwmbran or New Inn (Pontypool) to the South. Thereafter by taxi or bus if available.

Facilities at Abergavenny Station: Refreshments, toilets and pay phone. Only partially step free - Newport bound platform only accessible by footbridge with 45 steps or by barow crossing.

Facilities at Newport Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities and pay phone. Only partially step free the new Platform 4 is inaccessible. This platform is used by the xx:15 Weymouth and the xx:27 Gloucester services.

Facilities at Cwmbran Station: Pay phone. The whole station is step free.

Facilities at Pontypool & New Inn Station: Pay phone. No access without steps: access to both platforms by a flight of 24 steps from subway.

Click here for Networkrail information

There is a limited bus service from Newport to Usk. The service operates only once or twice a week from Abergavenny/Monmouth.
The bus is run by 'Red and White'; telephone for timetable information (01452 527516)

Prison main telephone numbers.
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01291 675000
Fax: 01291 675158

For more information click HERE.

Before acting upon any information you are advised to contact the prison directly to ensure there have been no recent changes.
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