Prisons in Manchester

Prisons In Manchester

Prisons in Manchester include, Buckley Hall, Forest Bank Prison, Hindley and HMP Manchester Prison. There was also a prison called Belle Vue Gaol also known as Manchester City Gaol. It operated as a prison in manchester between 1850 and 1888 until it was demolished in 1892.

The main Manchester Prison is commonly known as HM Prison Manchester but usually refered to as Strangeways which was its former name until the riots in 1990.

Manchester prison is a local cat A prison which is a high security prison. Previously Manchester Prison had an execution chamber until it was abolished in the UK in 1960s which the last execution in 1964.

Manchester Prison was opened in 1868 and is a grade 2 listed prison. It cost £170K to build which in todays money would be closer to £17Million.The walls are 16 feet thick and is seen as impenetrable from both sides.


Manchester Prison List UK

Manchester Prisons

Prisons In Manchester

There are currently 4 prisons covering the Manchester area including Buckley Hall which has a capacity of 445 and is based in Rochdate. Forest Bank Prison which is in Salford and has a capacity of 1460 prisoners. Hindley Prison which is based near Wigan and has a capacity of over 400 prisoners and finally Manchester Prison. Manchester Prison has a capacity of 624 prisoners and is based in Cheetham Hill Manchester and previously known as strangeways.