Coldingley Prison Information

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Coldingley Prison, officially known as HMP Coldingley, is a Category C men's prison located in Bisley, Surrey, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Coldingley Prison primarily holds adult male offenders. Here is important information about Coldingley Prison:

Coldingley Prison was opened in 1969 and has served as a correctional facility for over five decades. Its primary purpose is to securely hold individuals who have been convicted of various offenses and provide programs to support their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

Coldingley Prison is classified as a Category C prison. It is designed to hold prisoners who pose a lower security risk compared to higher-category prisons but still require a controlled environment. The prison implements necessary security measures to ensure the safety of both inmates and staff.

Coldingley Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It holds individuals who have been convicted of various offenses, excluding those requiring maximum-security confinement. The prison has a capacity to hold approximately 500 individuals.

Coldingley Prison provides a range of facilities and services to meet the needs of its inmates and support their rehabilitation. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison consists of multiple residential units with individual cells for inmates. The cells are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Healthcare: Coldingley Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who offer primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support and substance abuse programs are also available.
  • Education and Vocational Training: The prison offers educational programs to help inmates improve their literacy, numeracy, and other skills. Vocational training opportunities are provided to enhance employment prospects upon release.
  • Workshops and Employment: Inmates have access to workshops where they can engage in various activities such as woodworking, metalwork, and other vocational programs. These activities aim to develop skills and potential employment options within the prison.
  • Chaplaincy Services: Coldingley Prison has chaplains representing different faiths who offer religious support and guidance to prisoners.
  • Visitation: Family and friends of inmates are allowed to visit within specified visiting hours. The prison has established guidelines and procedures to ensure a safe and secure visiting environment.
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Contact Information
HMP Coldingley
Shaftesbury Road
Bisley, Woking
GU24 9EX

Tel: 01483 344300

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

You can book a visit to coldingly by calling 01483 344 418

Lines open 9:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 16:00 & 18:00 – 20:00 Monday to Friday. You can book online, go to

Coldingley Prison Information

What do you need to take on a visit to coldingley prison?

To visit someone in Coldingley you must:
  • be on that person’s visitor list
  • book your visit in advance
  • have the required IDwith you when you go
At least one visitor must be 18 or older at every visit.

All visitors aged 16 and older need to bring one of the following types of photo ID:
  • passport
  • driving licence
  • benefit book
  • senior citizen’s public transport pass
  • annual public transport season ticket (with photo card)
  • employer ID card (if it shows the name of the visitor and the employer)
  • European Community identity card
Coldingley has a strict dress code policy, which means visitors should wear smart clothes (no vests, no low-cut tops, no shorts, no short dresses and no headwear, other than that worn for religious reasons).

Directions to Coldingley Prison, How to get there?
The prison is located in the village of Bisley, near the town of Woking in surrey. Woking station is about 5 miles away from the prison and trains from London (Waterloo)

Is there car parking at Coldingley Prison?
There is a visitors’ car park available, with disabled parking for badge holders.
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