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HMP Oakwood - Starting with a clean slate embedding functional skills in prison work and training


HMP Oakwood is Britain’s newest prison. It is located next to the existing HMP Featherstone and HMP Brinsford near Wolverhampton and is named after an oak tree - the so-called ‘Royal Oak’ - thought to have been used by King Charles II to hide from Cromwell’s troops, in nearby Boscobel Wood. The prison is operated by G4S and, currently, the education contract is being managed by Milton Keynes College.

Resource Type: Case study