The prison closed in 1931, reopened for military use in 1939 and as a civilian prison in 1948. It became a local prison in 1990.
Some of the sports provided for inmates include body pump; spinning; circuit training, indoor cricket and football.
It has facilities for the following religions: Christians, Buddhist, Hindu, Jehovah Witness, Jewish, Mormon, Sikh, Pagan.
It has a series of specialist health clinics, including... Dentist (four days a week); Full time mental health team including a crisis team; Optician (fortnightly) podiatry (monthly) and weekly stop smoking courses.
Education classes available include: Art, Computer Studies, Crafts, Creative Writing, English, Maths, Graphic design and sign language.
How much money is spent on the prison? Latest figures for the prison's budget...
Annual Budget: £17,900,000 (2011-12)*
Approx cost per prisoner place (2010): £36,083
*The annual budget allocated to the governor covers all major costs of running the prison but excludes most costs related to education and healthcare.