Cardiff Prison Information

Cardiff Prison, also known as HMP Cardiff, is a Category B local prison located in Adamsdown, Cardiff, Wales. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Cardiff Prison serves as a correctional facility for adult male offenders. Here is important information about Cardiff Prison:

Cardiff Prison has a long history dating back to the early 19th century when it was first established. The prison's purpose is to securely hold individuals who have been remanded in custody or convicted of various offenses. It plays a crucial role in the criminal justice system of Wales.

Cardiff Prison is classified as a Category B prison. It is designed to hold prisoners with a significant security risk but who are not classified as the highest risk. The prison maintains robust security measures to ensure the safety of both inmates and staff.

Cardiff Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It holds individuals who have been remanded in custody awaiting trial or those who have been convicted of various offenses. The prison has a capacity to hold approximately 800 individuals.

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Contact Information
HMP Cardiff Prison
Knox Road,
South Glamorgan
CF24 0UG

Tel: 02920 923100

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

You can book a visit online Here. You will need the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting , their prisoner number and details of the visitors. You can also book via email or phone. or telephone 029 2092 3327 – line open 08:30 -16:00 Mon – Fri.

Cardiff Prison Information

Directions to Cardiff Prison

By Bus: Cardiff Prison is centrally located near the city so any bus taking you into Cardiff passes the prison

By Train: The nearest main line station is Cardiff Central, the closest minor station is Cardiff (Queen Street) station about ¼ mile from the prison.

Parking at Cardiff Prison
There is no visitor parking but there is an NCP multi-story car park directly opposite the prison. The road outside the prison also allows Blue Badge holders to make short stops.
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