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HMP & YOI Hollesley Bay

HMP & YOI Hollesley Bay has been an operational prison within Hollesley for over 80 years.

During the summer of 2018, Hollesley Parish Council were made aware of moves to change the permitted personnel to the prison, to include those convicted of crimes of a sexual nature. This news has alarmed many residents of Hollesley and the Parish Council has endeavoured to open channels of communication with both the Prison and the Ministry of Justice over this proposal.

As at 7th November 2018 the following facts have been established:

  • No offenders that pose any known threat to children will be housed at the prison
  • The prison will never be more than a ratio of 60/40 (those with convictions linked to sexual offences v. those without)
  • The former Oak Hill Officers Mess will not be used as an outreach or visitor's centre and will shortly be up for sale

Below are copies of letters and press releases we have received to date. Should you wish to speak to the Parish Council on this matter please contact the Parish Clerk on 01394 411405.