Drake Hall Prison Information

Drake Hall Prison
Drake Hall Prison, officially known as HMP/YOI Drake Hall, is a women's prison located near Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Drake Hall primarily holds female offenders. Here is important information about Drake Hall Prison:

Drake Hall Prison was established in 1974 and is designed to securely hold adult female offenders who have been convicted of various offenses. The prison aims to provide a safe and supportive environment for women, focusing on their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

Drake Hall Prison is classified as a closed Category C prison. It is designed to hold individuals who have a moderate 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.

Drake Hall Prison primarily accommodates adult female 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 Drake Hall Prison is approximately 330 individuals.

Drake Hall 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: Drake Hall 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 textiles, catering, and other vocational programs. These activities aim to develop skills and potential employment options within the prison.
  • Healthcare: Drake Hall 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.
  • 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: Drake Hall Prison has chaplains representing different faiths who offer religious support and guidance to prisoners.
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Contact Information
HMP Drake Hall Prison
ST21 6LQ

Tel: 01785 774100

Website: HM Prison Drake Hall
Booking a visit to Drake Hall Prison
How to book a visit to Drake Hall Prison?

To book a visit at HMP Drake Hall Prison you will need to call the booking line Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 18:00 on 0300 060 6501.

You can also email to book a visit:
or book the visit online www.gov.uk/prison-visits.

To be able to book a visit at Drake Hall Prison you will need the name and DOB of the person that you are visiting along with their prison number.

Last admittance to a visit is 14:30 and you are limited to 3 visitors per session and children.

Drake Hall Prison Information

How to get to Drake Hall Prison, Directions to Drake Hall Prison:

If you are planning to visit Drake Hall Prison by train, the station you need is Stafford Station, it isnt that close you would also need to take a taxi from the station to prison which will probably set you back £15 each way.

If coming by car, from the North, M6, exit 15, take A519 to Eccleshall. The turning to Drake Hall is on the left

From the South, M6, exit 14, take A5013 to Eccleshall. On arrival in Eccleshall turn right onto A519 at ‘T’ junction and take second right (signposted Drake Hall).From the East, take A518 from Uttoxeter to Stafford. On approaching Stafford turn right at Polytechnic on A513 which passes under M6 at Junction 14 above.
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