Brixton Prison Information

Brixton Prison, officially known as HMP Brixton, is a prison facility located in Brixton, South London, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Brixton Prison is a Category C local prison that primarily holds adult male inmates. Here is important information about Brixton Prison:

Brixton Prison has a long history, dating back to its establishment in 1820. It was originally built as a house of correction and later converted into a prison. The facility serves as a local prison, housing individuals who are either awaiting trial or serving short-term sentences.

Brixton Prison is classified as a Category C prison. It is designed to hold prisoners with a lower security risk compared to higher-category prisons. While it maintains security measures, it also focuses on providing programs and support for rehabilitation and reintegration.

Brixton Prison primarily houses adult male inmates, including both remand (pretrial) and convicted prisoners. The facility has a capacity to hold approximately 800 individuals. The prison accommodates individuals convicted of various offenses, excluding those requiring maximum-security confinement.

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Contact Information
HMP Brixton Prison
Jebb Ave,

Tel: 02085 886000

Website: HM Prison Brixton
Booking a visit to Brixton Prison
How to book a visit at HM Prison Brixton.

To be able to book a visit in Brixton prison you must:
  • be on that person’s visitor list
  • book your visit up to 28 days in advance
  • have the required IDwith you when you go
At least one visitor must be 18 or older at every visit.

To book a visit to Brixton Prison, You can do this online here. You will need the prisoners number, their date of birth and the dates of birth of the visitors. If you haven’t heard back through email after a few days, call 02086781433.

Brixton Prison Information

The Visiting Times For Brixton Prison:

  • Monday to Wednesday: 2:15pm to 3:15pm and 4:00 to 5:00pm (Tuesday 2:15pm reserved for shielding residents)
  • Thursday: 8:30am to 9:30am, 10:30am to 11:30am, 2:15pm to 3:15pm and 4:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9:15am to 10:15am, 11:00am to 12:00pm and 2:45pm to 3:45pm
If you are planning on getting to Brixton Prison by train, the nearest station is Brixton railway and underground stations which is about a mile away from the prison.

If going by bus, there are several local bus routes pass the prison.

Is there parking at Brixton Prison?
Unfortunately, due to being in London, there is no parking at the Prison.
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