G4S’s UK Care and Rehabilitation business has won a 10-year contract to operate the new HM Prison Five Wells in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
The deal, awarded to the group by the Ministry of Justice following a competitive tender, involves running the new-generation category C facility with a strong focus on rehabilitation to help to break the cycle of reoffending.
Mobilisation preparations are under way and the 1,680-person facility is due to start operating in early 2022. Total revenues over the life of the contract are expected to be around £300 million and G4S will create about 700 jobs in the area to manage and operate the contract.
G4S Group CEO Ashley Almanza said: “Our Care and Rehabilitation team has worked incredibly hard to successfully build a positive culture and strong operational performance in this business and we are delighted that the Ministry of Justice has, through the award of this major contract, recognised G4S’s experience and expertise in Care and Rehabilitation services.”
G4S already operates four custodial care and rehabilitation facilities in England and Wales – at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool, HMP Oakwood near Wolverhampton, HMP Parc in Bridgend, and HMP Rye Hill near Rugby.