Hindley was originally opened in 1961 as a borstal and became a youth custody centre in 1983. The establishment has undergone a number of population changes over recent years however it is currently a Young Offenders and Adult Male Category C establishment. Hindley has a number of residential wings and the two populations are housed separately although they mix throughout the day in hindley Street other areas. 21 years, who are serving sentences of over 12 months and up to 4 years.
Juniper is adapted for those with mobility problems. YOI Hindley are provided by The Manchester College. YOI Hindley include domestic duties, cleaning duties, kitchen, gym, chapel, library, gardens, recycling, recycling and stores. Chaplaincy: Hindley has a Christian Chapel and a separate Multi-Faith Centre, where the Chaplaincy team are based.
There is a full programme of services and groups for all faiths. Offenders are informed of these on reception and given a leaflet with full information. As well as services and faith-based, groups, personal support is available to those of all faiths and none. There is also a prison scheme for Prison Visitors which the Chaplaincy organise. YOI Hindley is provided by Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Partnership. The healthcare centre is purpose built and has out patient facilities staffed 24 hours a day by trained nurses who can provide care for both physical and mental health needs. Offender Management: Hindley has extensive safeguarding and child protection arrangements in place and a multi-disciplinary team including specialist Prison Officers, Social Workers and Youth Offending Team workers provide support and direction for young people during their time in custody.