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A CONSECUTIVE 2 DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME ENROLLED ‘BEHIND BARS’ FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS.

A CONSECUTIVE 2 DAY TRAINING PROGRAMME ENROLLED ‘BEHIND BARS’ FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS.

9th March 2023

Over Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th March, Shepton Mallet Prison enrolled a training programme, allowing our team members to grow in their development and strengthen the skills that each of our employees here at Shepton Mallet Prison aspire to improve. The training session covers a range of development programmes and sessions. This immersive training opportunity, […]

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Education Behind Bars – All Children Should Go To Prison!

Education Behind Bars – All Children Should Go To Prison!

21st February 2023

Shepton Mallet Prison puts ‘Education Behind Bars’ with the launch of a newly created National Educational Programme for Schools, Colleges, and Universities. Created by a team of specialists in education and history, the Education Behind Bars Programme is aligned with the national curriculum and has been designed to support learning through thought provoking exercises and […]

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Paranormal Investigators return for another month of trepidation!

Paranormal Investigators return for another month of trepidation!

21st February 2023

It’s not long before the clocks go forward, and extra daylight saving hours are welcomed back for the most of us. January however, has been full of brave individuals who are clinging on to the dark as they have spent many nights wandering the wings hoping to catch a glimpse into the Paranormal at what […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison Honours its atmospheric grounds to the MAG's of Taunton

Shepton Mallet Prison Honours its atmospheric grounds to the MAG's of Taunton

20th February 2023

On Saturday 11th February, Shepton Mallet Prison unbolted its gates honouring our atmospheric surroundings as a final pitstop to 10 Taunton MAG Bikers, who had just taken part in a Memorial Ride in memory of the biking hero Fred Hill. Members of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) from across the country took part in this […]

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Welcoming in the new year with our first Educational Visits of 2023.

Welcoming in the new year with our first Educational Visits of 2023.

30th January 2023

Welcoming in a new year is always a chance for a fresh start, with a blank page and a new chapter, there are endless opportunities for the year ahead. January has already kicked off an incredible year for Shepton Mallet Prison. If you’ve been keeping your eyes on our website, you will have seen that […]

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KIDS GO FREE, THIS FEBRUARY HALF TERM!

KIDS GO FREE, THIS FEBRUARY HALF TERM!

23rd January 2023

It feels like we’ve only just entered 2023, but already February half term is fast-approaching, so much so, that most may not have had the chance to give a second thought to how to entertain the whole family during this little break.  Stuck on what to do with the kids? Shepton Mallet Prison has come […]

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Paranormal Investigations: A Ghostly Dimension

Paranormal Investigations: A Ghostly Dimension

11th January 2023

Being noted as the most haunted prison in the world, Shepton Mallet Prison hosts hundreds of eager investigators every month to uncover the mystery of the paranormal. December was no different and even as a month known for festivities and cheer, many of you chose to spend a cold winter night looking for the unexplained. […]

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Private Parties Draw the Year to a Close

Private Parties Draw the Year to a Close

6th January 2023

Christmas is the best time of year for gathering friends, family and work colleagues. It gives us all a chance to reflect on those most important to us and creates a great excuse for having fun whilst doing so. We have had the pleasure of welcoming multiple private groups throughout December all keen to get […]

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December's Educational Tours

December's Educational Tours

5th January 2023

The farewell month of 2022 hosted an incredible footfall of students eager to immerse themselves in one final educational trip for the year at Shepton Mallet Prison. Braving the chilly prison wings, students sought comfort in the extra layers offered by our bright orange prison jumpsuits, issued at the start of their Prisoner Experience. Whilst […]

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Shepton Mallet Prison Invites Visitors for a Chilling Experience Behind Bars

Shepton Mallet Prison Invites Visitors for a Chilling Experience Behind Bars

12th December 2022

November has brought in the darker nights, which for some means getting cosy next to the fire on a Saturday night after putting up the Christmas tree, but for others it means holding on to the last notes of Halloween by spending the night sleeping over in the most haunted prison in the world. We […]

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Students are Immersed in the History of Life Behind Bars

Students are Immersed in the History of Life Behind Bars

2nd December 2022

  It’s been another busy month at Shepton Mallet Prison, Educational Visits have been flying through our gates and we have had the pleasure of welcoming over 600 students, all eager to learn about the incredible history of our site. From students challenging our Cell Escapes and managing to make their way to freedom at […]

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Art Behind Bars – “OUTSIDE IN”

Art Behind Bars – “OUTSIDE IN”

23rd November 2022

Shepton Mallet Prison hosted another new and exciting exhibition as part of the Somerset Art Weeks (SAW) Festival 2022, running from Saturday 1st until Sunday 9th October, Six artists took over C-Wing for the full nine days, to create and exhibit site responsive, immersive artworks. Working with colour, form, light and sound the artists brought […]

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