HMP Northumberland is a category C prison, holding 1,348 male offenders. It is only the second public sector prison ever to be transferred to a private sector operator in the UK.
Sodexo’s vision for HMP Northumberland is to lead the way on the Government’s priority to create a working prison model.
Our plan is to provide prisoners with ‘real work’ opportunities which match those available in the community.
During the 15-year contract, our aim is to introduce the technology and initiatives –such as prisoner information kiosks and drug-free wings, which are successful in our other prisons – to HMP Northumberland.