Dovegate Prison Information

Dovegate Prison
Dovegate Prison, officially known as HMP Dovegate, is a Category B men's private prison located near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England. Managed by Serco, Dovegate Prison primarily holds adult male offenders. Here is important information about Dovegate Prison:

Dovegate Prison was opened in 2001 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.

Dovegate 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.

Dovegate 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 Dovegate Prison is approximately 1,060 individuals.

Dovegate 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: Dovegate 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: Dovegate 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: Dovegate Prison has chaplains representing different faiths who offer religious support and guidance to prisoners.
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Contact Information
HMP Dovegate Prison
ST14 8XR

Tel: 01283 829400

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

To be able to book at visit at Dovegate Prison, you will need to have booked your visit at least 24 hours in advance.

To be able to book a visit you can either email or you can call 0800 877 8951.

Dovegate Prison Information

What are the Visiting Times at HMP Dovegate Prison?
  • Mon: 13:45 – 16:45
  • Wed: 09:00 – 12:00 (VP unit) & 13:45 – 16:45
  • Thu: 13:45 – 16:45 (VP unit)
  • Fri: 13:45 – 16:45
  • Sat: 09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
  • Sun: 09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00
What do i need to bring to a visit at Dovegate Prison?
You will need to bring one form of photo ID and 2 other forms of ID including a utility bill. You will be searched upon entrance to the prison and expect there also to be sniffer dogs on the entrance.
There is a play area for the children and you can buy refreshments at the coffee shop in the visits hall.
Visitors will have their biometric (photo and fingerprint) information captured.

What are the Directions to Dovegate Prison? How to get there?
To get to Dovegate Prison by train your nearest station is Uttoxeter or Tutbury & Hatton. If you are oming by bus, The prison is on Bus service 402 (407 on Sunday). And if you are coming by car, Dovegate is located in Staffordshire between Stoke on Trent and Derby, just off the main A50

Is there car parking at Dovegate Prison?
There is a car park at the visitor centre for Dovegate Prison
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