Director’s welcome

Welcome to HMP Altcourse.

At Altcourse, we aim to change lives for the better by operating a safe, decent, and secure prison. We rehabilitate the men in our care and provide them with purposeful activity, employment, education, and rehabilitation services. We support prisoners to lead law-abiding lives in their community on release.

We work in partnership with organisations across different areas to assist offenders in improving their outcomes and contributing positively to their local community. Our partners share our vision and help us to achieve our aim to change lives for the better.

I personally take safety very seriously and expect everyone else to do the same. Whether you are a family member of a prisoner or a prospective employee you can be sure that safety for all is our top priority.

I am proud to lead a team of professionals who are passionate about rehabilitation and reducing reoffending within a progressive prison here at Altcourse.

Steve Williams

HMP Altcourse Director