The latest set of national prison statistics has given HMP Rye Hill at Onley the second highest performance rating possible.
The G4S-managed prison, which had its role changed in 2014 to become a sex offender only establishment, is hitting the majority of targets according to this latest set of government figures.
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) has released the ratings which monitor performance on public protection, reducing re-offending, decency and resource management, and operational effectiveness.
The data follows a period of change beginning in early 2014 which saw Rye Hill become the only category B prison in England and Wales to house only prisoners convicted of a sexual offence.
G4S Director for HMP Rye Hill, Richard Stedman, said: “In 2014 HMP Rye Hill faced a complex task to change purpose to house only prisoners convicted of a sexual offence.
“This year’s scores are a positive endorsement of the work we’ve done to adapt to the new challenge which this distinct group of prisoners presents.
“While today’s figures are positive, there is always more work to do.
“Sexual offenders require particular rehabilitation and resettlement plans and we continue to evolve and develop our regime in line with current thinking in order to equip prisoners to re-integrate successfully into society on release.”