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HMP Thameside

HMP Thameside is a purpose built Local Prison serving several London courts. The establishment opened in March 2012 on a 25 year contract and will hold up to 900 Category B prisoners; up to 75% remand and up to 25% sentenced prisoners. It can also accommodate unsentenced male Young Offenders.

Serco have third party agencies who contribute to the regime of the prison:

A4E provide education to address functional skills in English, Maths & ICT in order to support learners to gain the most out of life, learning and work. The tools learnt will enable them to apply their knowledge and understanding to engage competently and confidently in other educational, vocational and employment opportunities in and outside of the prison environment.

Catch 22 provide offender management and rehabilitation regarding what will help stop the cycle of offending.

Turning Point work alongside Serco, Harmoni for Health, Catch 22, A4E & Prospects in helping offenders recognise and challenge a whole range of issues around Drug and Alcohol misuse.

Harmoni for Health provide healthcare for all prisoners.

Prospects provide education alongside A4E.

Contact Details:

Craig Thomson

HMP Thameside
Griffin Manor Way
SE28 0FJ

Tel: 020 8317 9384
Fax: 020 8331 7357

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Last Updated: 03 May 2016