Plans Approved for UK’s First Mega-Prison in Yorkshire


Advanced security, access control and visitor monitoring solutions are required for any modern detainment facility, and indeed, such systems will certainly need to be implemented in the new “mega prison” that’s set to be built in Yorkshire.

According to a news report, plans for a new 1,440-inmate jail at Full Sutton have been given permission by East Riding of Yorkshire Council. The jail – where a Category C facility will be built alongside the current maximum security Category A and B wings – is part of government plans for 10,000 new prison places nationally.

Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer welcomed the news. She said: “The new jail at Full Sutton is the first milestone in our long-term plan to deliver 10,000 additional modern and efficient prison places”.

“It will create and support hundreds of jobs, during construction and afterwards, and will be a major boost to the local economy.”

“The prison will also provide a better environment to steer offenders away from crime – ultimately keeping the public safer and reducing the number of future victims.”

Tensor Visitor Monitoring system is a must for any prison facility

Every prison facility should implement a very solid, reliable and secure Prison Visitor Monitoring system, that will enable officers to always have an updated list of the inmate’s recent visitors available – and that’s exactly what Tensor Prison Pass is all about.

Tensor Prison Pass is a low cost, easy to install, computer based pass system for registering each visitor, both on and off site, that will enable HM Prison Service Officers to quickly check the identity and monitor the movements of visitors.

A digital or eyeball camera takes a photo of the visitor, which is later on printed on a bar-coded pass using a high speed printer so each visitor is easily identified. Then, at specific controlled monitor points, the visitor pass badge is simply swiped and a high quality digital image appears to the HM Prison Service Officers thus verifying that the correct person is passing through.

Furthermore, biometrics can be combined with the visitor badges to operate the system, since Tensor’s range of dermal fingerprint reading technology gives increased accuracy and reliability, and is perfect for when irrefutable proof of identity is required.

Tensor can offer various financing and rental packages to both private and public sector organisations who wish to install our visitor monitoring system. If you’d like to find out more about it, just Contact Us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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