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Visit to the prison library at HMP Lewes [TG3v/Lewes]


10:00 am - 11:30 am


HMP Lewes
1 Brighton Rd, Lewes, BN7 1EA

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Lewes acquired a new prison in the middle of the 19th century, partially planned on the radial system and built of local flint, surrounded by a high wall. The prison was situated outside the town when it was built and a generous amount of land was enclosed within the perimeter. This has allowed for the building of additional facilities over the years, including a new 174 accommodation unit, gymnasium, multi-faith centre and the library.
Today the prison is fully listed and stands at the western end of the town and is within the South Downs National Park. The role of HMP Lewes is primarily to serve the local courts, but also accommodates some sentenced prisoners and those awaiting release.

Prisoners can visit the Library once a week. The library has Books, CDs, DVDs and Tapes for loan.


HMP Lewes
1 Brighton Road
East Sussex

The visit will include a talk and a tour of the prison library with a chance to ask questions.
All visitor will be required to bring photo ID.

Bookings for visits are open to members of the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries only.
Please note that places are limited.

To reserve a space please use our online booking form.

If subsequent to booking a place on a cpd25 visit you find that you are unable to attend, we ask that you let us know this as soon as possible. Cancellations received less than three working days before the event will be charged a £15 cancellation fee. In the event of a ‘no-show’ on the day, £25 will be charged.

Booking form for M25 Members   Booking form for non-Members