Doncaster Prison Information

Doncaster Prison
Doncaster Prison, officially known as HMP Doncaster, is a Category B men's prison located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Managed by Serco, Doncaster Prison primarily holds adult male offenders. Here is important information about Doncaster Prison:

Doncaster Prison was opened in 1994 as a privately operated prison. It is designed to securely hold adult male offenders who have been convicted of various offenses and support their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

Doncaster Prison is classified as a Category B prison. It is designed to hold individuals who have a significant security risk but may not require the highest level of security measures. The prison implements necessary security measures to ensure the safety of both inmates and staff.

Doncaster Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It houses individuals who have been remanded in custody, serving short-term sentences, or serving longer sentences for more serious offenses. The capacity of Doncaster Prison is approximately 1,145 individuals.

Doncaster 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 or shared accommodation for inmates. The cells are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Education and Vocational Training: Doncaster 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.
  • Healthcare: Doncaster 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.
  • Sports and Physical Activities: The prison promotes physical fitness and well-being by providing access to sports facilities and organized activities. These activities aim to develop teamwork, discipline, and positive lifestyle choices.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and offers opportunities for visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Chaplaincy Services: Doncaster Prison has chaplains representing different faiths who offer religious support and guidance to prisoners.
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Contact Information
HMP Doncaster Prison

Tel: 01302 760870

Website: HM Prison Doncaster
Booking a visit to Doncaster Prison
How to book a visit to Doncaster Prison?

To be able to come to a visit at Doncaster Prison you will need to book in advance. You can do this by calling 01302 767992, (lines are open – Mon-Thurs 08:30-17:00 Fri 08:30-1600).

Each visit session at the prison is an hour and a half. Try and get to the prison at least 30 minutes before your visit.

You need to bring photo ID and proof of address which gets handed to the prison officer before you go into the visit.

Doncaster Prison Information

What you need to bring when visiting Doncaster Prison?

Photo ID and proof of address. visitors will need to be given a pat-down search, including children. You may also be sniffed by security dogs.

What are the visitng times at Donacster Prison?

Visits are held at the following times:
  • Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 12:00, 13:15 – 15:00, 15:30 – 17:15
  • Sat & Sun: 10:45 – 12:15, 12:45 – 14:15, 14:45 – 16:15
What are the Directions to Doncaster Prison? How to get there?
The railway station is about 15 minutes walk from Doncaster Prison, if coming to the prison by trail your railway station would be Doncaster Railway Station.

Is there car parking at Doncaster Prison?
There is a car park at Doncaster Prison
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