The Sheppey Cluster is an amalgamation of the three establishments, Elmley, Standford Hill and Swaleside.
Swaleside is a Category B Training Prison.
Isle of Sheppey
Tel: 01795 804100
Fax: 01795 804200
Governor: Jim Bourke
A Wing 126 Single Cells (Closed for re-wire)
B Wing 126 Single Cells
C Wing 126 Single Cells
D Wing 126 Single Cells
E Wing 140 Single Cells (a small number are doubles)
F Wing 120 Single Cells
G Wing 178 Single Cells
H Wing 178 Single Cells
Operational capacity: 1132 as of 3rd February 2010 (temporarily reduced to 986 whilst A wing is closed for re wiring)
Reception criteria: Swaleside will accept category B prisoners who are serving 4 years or more or should have at least 18 months left to serve. We are a main centre prison for prisoners in the first stage of their life sentence. We also accept prisoners in the second stage of their life sentence, giving us a total of 460 places for lifers.