Welcome to HMP Dovegate
Dovegate, in Staffordshire, provides education – literacy, numeracy, IT and vocational skills – healthcare, industrial work opportunities, drug and alcohol counselling, accredited and non-accredited offender behaviour courses aimed at reducing criminogenic risk and thereby aiding release and resettlement of offenders
The prison also includes a separate 200-bed Therapeutic Community for repeat serious offenders. The unit, the only privately-run one in the UK and the only purpose-built therapeutic facility, offers its residents daily group therapy, which lasts between 18 months and 24 months.
In September 2009 the prison expanded by nearly a third to accommodate a further 260 prisoners with a new activity building, training rooms, workshops, and housing units, resulting in the current 1060 average prisoner population.