Exeter Prison Information

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

Exeter Prison has a long history dating back to 1853 when it was first established. The prison serves as a Category B establishment, which means it accommodates individuals who require a higher level of security measures due to their risk of escape or potential danger to the public. The primary objectives of Exeter Prison are to protect the public, prevent escapes, and support the rehabilitation of prisoners.

Exeter Prison is classified as a Category B prison. It is designed to hold individuals who have a higher security risk compared to Category C prisons but may not require the highest level of security measures found in maximum-security prisons. The prison implements strict security protocols to ensure the safety of both inmates and staff.

Exeter 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 Exeter Prison is approximately 539 individuals.

Exeter 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: Exeter 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: Exeter 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: Exeter Prison has chaplains representing different faiths who offer religious support and guidance to prisoners.
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Contact Information
HMP Exeter Prison
30 New N Rd,

Tel: 01392 415650

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

You can book a visit online here www.gov.uk/prison-visits alternatively you can send the prison an email socialvisits.exeter@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or you can book a visit by calling 01392 415 833

Exeter Prison Information

What are the visitng time at HMP Exeter Prison?
Visits at HMP Exeter are held
  • Mon: 14:15 – 16:15
  • Tue: 14:15 – 16:15
  • Thu: 14.15 – 16.15
  • Fri: 14:15 – 16:15
  • Sat: 14:15 – 16:15
  • Sun: 14:15 – 16:15
How to get to Exeter Prison, Directions to Exeter Prison:

Exeter Prison, With it being located close to the city center of exeter makes it quite accessible for visitors. The nearest train station, exeter central is just over a quarter of a mile away. The bus station is only half a mile away and If coming by car, there is no parking at the prison but public parking near by.

Getting there by car, hop on the M5, use Junct 30, follow the signs for Exeter City Centre
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