Elmley Prison Information

Elmley Prison
Elmley Prison, officially known as HMP Elmley, is a Category C men's prison located on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Elmley Prison primarily holds adult male offenders. Here is important information about Elmley Prison:

Elmley Prison was established in 1992 and is designed to securely hold adult male offenders who have been convicted of various offenses. The prison serves as a Category C establishment, which means it accommodates individuals who have a lower level of security risk compared to maximum-security prisons. The prison aims to protect the public, reduce reoffending, and support the rehabilitation of prisoners.

Elmley Prison is classified as a 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 maintains necessary security measures to ensure the safety of both inmates and staff.

Elmley 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 Elmley Prison is approximately 1,131 individuals.

Elmley 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: Elmley 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 woodwork, metalwork, and other vocational programs. These activities aim to develop skills and potential employment options within the prison.
  • Healthcare: Elmley 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: Elmley Prison has chaplains representing different faiths who offer religious support and guidance to prisoners.
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Contact Information
HMP Eastwood Park Prison
Church Rd,
ME12 4DZ

Tel: 01795 802000

Website: HMP Elmley Prison
Booking a visit to Elmley Prison
How to book a visit to Elmley Prison?

Visits at Elmley are held Monday – Sunday: 13:45 – 16:15. You can book a visit by calling 0300 060 6605, the phone is manned 09:00-16:00 Mon – Fri, or e-mail socialvisits.elmley@hmps.gsi.gov.uk. You can also book visits online at www.gov.uk/prison-visits

The visit centre opening times 12:00-16:30,

Elmley Prison

How to get to Elmley Prison, Directions to Elmley Prison:

If you are going to get to Elmley prison by Train, the nearest station is Sheerness which is still 8 miles from the prison.

By car, follow the A249 to sittingbourne, sheerness and then over the bridge to isle of sheppey.
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