Facts about York's Full Sutton prison

Key facts about York's Full Sutton prison following a recent inspection:

  • HMP Full Sutton holds around 600 of the country's most serious offenders.
  • Recent inspections have reported positively on the prison and, although some concerns remain, this inspection found it had improved further.
  • Levels of violence were low, drug use was low and there was a range of good quality, well-managed purposeful activity available.

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Incident at Full Sutton prison

Police are investigating an incident at Full Sutton Prison near York involving three prisoners which broke out on Sunday afternoon.