Liverpool (HM Prison)

Infobox HM Prison
name = HMP Liverpool


size =
caption =
opened = 1855
type = Adult Male/Local
figures = 1443 (August 2008)
location = Liverpool, Merseyside
governor = Alan Brown
prisonid = 600

HMP Liverpool (formerly Walton Gaol) is a victorian Prison in the Walton area of Liverpool, England, and serves the Merseyside catchment. Built in 1855 on the grounds of a smaller, older prison, it currently covers 22 acres and consists of 8 wings. [http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/prisoninformation/locateaprison/prison.asp?id=600,15,2,15,600,0 HMP Service - Liverpool Prison] . "HM Prison Service".]

Walton Gaol was the site of 62 executions, from 1887 to 1964. The last execution at the prison was Peter Anthony Allen. He and his accomplice Gwynne Owen Evans were convicted for the murder of John Alan West in April 1964. They were both hanged on 13 August 1964; Allen was hanged at Walton Gaol, and Evans at Strangeways in Manchester. [ [http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/walton.html Walton prison, Liverpool.] "capitalpunishmentuk.org".]

Liverpool prison offers education and training courses, as well as workshops and programmes organised by the prison's Psychology Department. A Listener Scheme, supported by the Samaritans, operates for prisoners who are at risk from suicide or self harm. There is a Resettlement unit at HMP Liverpool which comprises a Citizens Advice Unit, Connexions and Job Centre Plus. All healthcare services at Liverpool Prison are commissioned through Liverpool Primary Care Trust. A new all-purpose 28-bed impatient/primary care service was opened in July/August 2007. [http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/prisoninformation/locateaprison/prison.asp?id=600,15,2,15,600,0 HMP Service - Liverpool Prison] . "HM Prison Service".]

As of August 2008, it's population was 1443, second largest, but with a similar capacity to HMP Wandsworth. It currently accepts both remand prisoners and convicts. [http://www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk/prisoninformation/locateaprison/prison.asp?id=600,15,2,15,600,0 HMP Service - Liverpool Prison] . "HM Prison Service".]

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