Oxford Prison November 1986_scanned May 2021
Photographed with permission of the Home Office and Prison Authorities.
HM Prison Oxford until 1996, the building was converted by Malmaison between 2003 and December 2005, as part of the wider Oxford Castle regeneration project. The 95 rooms are converted prison cells and the hotel retains several original features such as metal doors and walk-ways.
HM Prison Oxford was a prison located in Oxford Castle from 1888 until 1996. The castle had been used as a prison since the seventeenth century, but it only acquired the name HM Prison Oxford in the 1888 prison reforms.
HMP Oxford Prison, In August 1972, prisoners staged a roof-top protest as part of the prison strike organised by Preservation of the Rights of Prisoners