Types of Prison and Prisoners
Types of Prison
There are different types of prisons and prisoners ranging from Catergory A prison through to Category D open prison. Then the prison can also be run by different management whether it be private or government owner such as G4S or HMPPS.
Different Prison Types are all dependant on the risk of the prisoner. Most people who just arrive at prison will end up on a category B reception prison such as wandsworth prsion. All prisoners will eventually be categoried within approx 2 weeks and how serious the crime was will depend on the categorisation the prisoner gets combined with their risk level.
The higher the seriousness would mean an A Cat, the less serious and risk, D Cat. Cat A offences are those such as Rape, Attempted murder, Robbery or conspiracy to rob (with firearms), Firearms offences, Manslaughter, Indecent assault, , Importing or supplying Class A controlled drug, Possessing or supplying explosives.
Category B prisoners are those defined as “Those who do not require maximum security, but for whom escape needs to be made very difficult like”.
Types of Prison Explained
Category C Prisoners are those defined as “Those who cannot be trusted in open conditions but who are unlikely to try to escape”.
Category D Prisoners are those defined as ” “Those who can be reasonably trusted not to try to escape, and are given the privilege of an open prison.” you normally find Cat D prisoners have less than 2 years remaining on their sentence. The HMPPS seen this as a reintegration into society time to get you used to being back in open conditions and prepare you for being released back into the public.
The Types of Prisoner you find inside prison, usually the crime doesnt reflect the person. Ive met people that are in for murder than are nicer than people that are in for Fraud. People that have done a horrific crime on the outside but are as pleasant and as nice as can be inside prison as they just want to get their time done and get back out into the real world. The saying, just keep your head down does hold weight. If you dont get involved and just watch the world go by inside prison, you shouldnt find yourself in much bother inside prison.
There is definitely a variety of prisoners and characters inside but its the same as the outside world, if you saw a horrible mouthy bloke at the bar would you go and approach him for a chat