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Prison wings to be renamed in bid to "deinstitutionalise"

Prison wings to be renamed in bid to

Monday 30 January 2023

Prison wings to be renamed in bid to "deinstitutionalise"

Monday 30 January 2023

The residential blocks at HMP La Moye are to be renamed after distinguished Jersey military personnel, while a new administrative building is to be named after the late Home Affairs Minister, Len Norman, as part of a plan to deinstitutionalise the 1970s-built prison.

The names of WWI and WWII heroes - which were selected by a member of staff working with a local historian - will be revealed at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Dame Anne Owers, current National Chair of the Independent Monitoring Board, will be guest of honour at the renaming ceremony.

The Lieutenant-Governor will then unveil the new building, which will also offer hot-desking for staff at other government departments.

Len Norman

Pictured: The new administrative building on the HMP La Moye campus will be named after the late Len Norman, former Home Affairs Minister.

Prisoners will be invited to display their artwork on the walls of the new building.

Prison Governor Susie Richardson said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dame Anne to Jersey to help us mark this important step forward in modernising the prison. We’re committed to improve the living conditions of prisoners to reduce the risk of institutionalisation, which improves their outcomes on release."


Pictured: Prison Governor Susie Richardson.

She continued: “We’ve made huge progress with the modernisation project and have two final phases planned which will see us create a hospitality academy with accommodation for prisoners working outside the prison and a multipurpose building to include training spaces, multifaith and new care and separation unit.

On completion Jersey will have a state-of-the-art prison, the infrastructure being funded mostly out of Criminal Compensation funds.


The Prison Governor previously laid out her priorities on the Bailiwick News Podcast, which you can listen to below or via your favourite podcast provider...

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