HM Prison Hull is a Category B men's local prison. The term 'local' means that this prison holds people on remand to the local courts. Hull Prison located in Kingston upon Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The prison is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service.


Hull Prison opened in 1870, and is of a typical Victorian design.

In 1976 Hull prison was involved in a three-day riot by inmates of the prison. Over 100 prisoners were involved in a protest that erupted over staff brutality. The riot ended peacefully on 3 September 1976 but over two thirds of the prison was destroyed, with an estimated repair cost of £3 - £4 million. The prison was closed for a year while repairs were carried out.

The Prison was removed from the high-security estate in 1985 and became a local prison holding inmates remanded and sentenced by courts in the area.

In 2002 a major expansion was completed which added four new wings, a new gymnasium, a new health care centre and a multi-faith centre.

The prison today

Hull is a local prison holding remand, sentenced and convicted males. Prisoners are employed in the workshops, kitchen, gardens and works departments. Education classes are also available to prisoners.

Hull Prison now houses the Within These Walls exhibition which charts the history of Hull's prisons form 1299 through to the present day.

Notable former inmates
  • Charles Bronson
  • Paul Sykes
  • Robert Maudsley

Building Activity

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