Welcome to the HMP Birmingham Website
Here at HMP Birmingham we are extremely proud of our long history, heritage and the wealth of experience that comes with a prison that has been open since 1849. The website has been designed to give you an insight into the life of both employees and prisoners at HMP Birmingham.
HMP Birmingham is the first ever public sector prison to be transferred into the private sector estate. The management of the transfer has been professionally handled and is a real credit to all staff involved.
In 2004 the prison underwent a period of considerable change as a result of a multi-million pound investment programme by the Prison Service. 450 additional prisoner places have been added together with new workshops, educational facilities, a new healthcare centre and gymnasium as well as extensions and improvements to existing facilities.
G4S will continue to invest in Birmingham. This investment will provide a springboard for further developments for services to our staff, prisoners and the community by ensuring decent and humane conditions with enhanced purposeful activities for prisoners to develop their skills and prepare themselves for release.
The new management will provide a real opportunity for all staff and prisoners at the prison, to make a real contribution to the shaping of the future at Birmingham.