Here at HMP Rye Hill our aim is to make a major contribution to the regimes of the prison by providing professional, purposeful and constructive physical education and opportunities for personal development, which will prepare prisoners for reintegration into the community and contribute towards developing the employability of prisoners upon release.
The Sports Centre remains open for 365 days of the year. On weekdays, the first prisoners arrive at 0830 hours, and the last group leaves at 1910 hours. At weekends and Bank Holidays the timetable runs from 0840 hours until 1650 hours. It has a capacity of 54 prisoners, 24 in the Fitness Room and 30 in the Sports Hall, and a staff team supervise and instruct the prisoners throughout their sessions.
The Fitness Centre provides a modern facility enabling both prisoners and staff to raise their physical fitness levels through personal fitness programmes, remedial training and enjoyable recreational activities. Facilities available include:
- Main Sports Hall
The following is a selection of activities the Sports Hall offers:
- Walking Club
A sports pitch is also available outside.
Prisoners are offered the chance to participate in a variety of qualifications including:
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Level 1 sports