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Prisons in Northern Ireland

If you are remanded in custody or given a custodial sentence you will be held in one of the three operational prison establishments in Northern Ireland.

Maghaberry Prison

A high security prison, housing adult male long-term sentenced and remand prisoners in both separated and integrated conditions.

Magilligan Prison

A medium security prison, housing shorter-term adult male prisoners.  This establishment also has low security accommodation (Foyleview) for selected prisoners nearing the end of their sentence.

Hydebank Wood Young Offenders Centre and Prison

A medium to low security establishment accommodating remand and sentenced young offenders between the ages of 18 and 21. It also accommodates female remand and sentenced prisoners in Ash House, a house block within the complex.’

We no longer hold prisoners under the age of 18.

Prison Service Headquarters

The main administrative centre for the service, is located at Stormont, while a staff training facility is located at the Prison Service College in Millisle, County Down.

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