Visit to HMP Coldingley
The High Sheriff visited HMP Coldingley in Bisley to find out more about the prison.
Governor Niall Bryant conducted Dr Llewelyn on her tour of the prison, which includes accommodation for 500 male prisoners mainly serving four-year sentences, but many more than 10 years.
Dr Llewelyn said: “It was a pleasure to meet the governor and be shown around the site’s extensive educational and rehabilitation facilities, which include printing and sign-making facilities, a large new creative graphics area and building skills training. All these supply and work with external organisations and provide prisoners with employment skills when they leave.”
The High Sheriff was impressed by the atmosphere of mutual respect between staff and prisoners and the prison’s positive reinforcement of positive behaviour.