HMP Ford is a Category D establishment with an emphasis on resettlement. Formerly a Fleet Air Arm Station, it converted to an open prison in 1960.
The establishment is split into two sites with a main road dividing the sites. One side is mainly laid to residential, the other is where work activities take place.
The establishment still retains the original billets from the original Fleet Air Arm base, which in the main is the composition of the living accommodation for offenders.
For full information visit the Ministry of Justice web site