Guernsey Prison serves the public by keeping in custody those committed by the Courts. The Prison has clear objectives keeping within the Prison vision and mission.
Who can I speak to at the prison when I have a query?
- When phoning the main prison number - 01481 248376 - you will be given 5 options to choose from, as follows:
- Admin - this takes you through to the main prison Admin Office.
- Accounts - to speak to the Procurement/Admin Officer regarding invoice payments, ROTL wages and Prisoner BACS payments.
- Healthcare - to speak to the Healthcare Manager or Nurses about any medical-related queries.
- Offender Management Unit - to be addded to a prisoner's Pin Phone, information on family/children's visits, new reception queries.
- Catering - to speak to the Catering Officers about deliveries, invoices or payments.
Vision and Mission
- The prison shares a set of common values with the Committee for Home Affairs. These values are; Quality, Integrity, Innovation, Efficiency and Professionalism.
- Our Vision is to; Ensure public protection and commit to reduce re-offending.
- Our Mission is to; provide a safe and secure environment that enables prisoners to address the causes of offending behaviour and provide them with values, skills and experience to take a positive role in the community upon release
- The Prison Governor is responsible for the Prison and all prisoners. Being the only prison on the Island, the facility must be equipped to hold remand and sentenced prisoners, males, females, young offenders, children and vulnerable prisoners with varying security categories, offences and sentence lengths. The prison has accommodation to house a maximum of 134 prisoners.
- The Prison provides primary care services for prisoners, which includes initial health screens and assessments on arrival at the Prison, other healthcare services are provided in conjunction with external agencies as required.
Induction, New Receptions and The First Night Procedure
- When a prisoner comes into the prison they will have an induction on their first night. The aim of this is to provide prisoners with necessary information and to help alleviate any fears they may have about coming into custody. As well as having the continued support from Officers and specially trained prisoners, each person coming into custody has access to various agencies and volunteers including Samaritans and Drug Concern.
- Should you require any further information please see the 'Information Leaflet' in the downloads section. This contains information you may require should a loved one come into prison.
- A career in the Prison Service offers variety and challenges; it gives you the opportunity to give something back to the community and allows you to make a difference.
- When joining the Prison Service all officers are required to complete a seven week Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT) course in the prison. All new officers are enrolled in the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Custodial Care and are required to complete a twelve month probationary period.
- Non-Uniformed Staff/Civil Servant posts are advertised on the gov.gg site, in the Guernsey Press and on various social media outlets.
- Requests for visits must come from the prisoner on an application form 72 hours before the requested visit. Visits will not be arranged outside of this process. Please view Information Leaflet [1Mb] for more information.