High down Prison Information

High down Prison
High Down Prison, officially known as HMP High Down, is a Category B men's prison located in Banstead, Surrey, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, High Down Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. Here is important information about High Down Prison:

High Down Prison was opened in 1992 and operates as a Category B prison. It serves as a closed establishment, housing individuals who have been convicted of a wide range of offenses and require a controlled environment.

High Down Prison is classified as a Category B prison, indicating that it provides a higher level of security. The prison implements stringent measures to prevent escape and maintain order within the facility.

High Down Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It has a capacity to house approximately 1,100 individuals, including both remand prisoners and convicted prisoners serving longer sentences.

High Down Prison provides various 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: High Down Prison offers educational programs to help inmates improve their literacy, numeracy, and other skills. Vocational training opportunities are also provided to enhance employment prospects upon release.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates have access to work opportunities within the prison, such as maintenance, laundry, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, a sense of responsibility, and a work ethic.
  • Healthcare: High Down Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who offer primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialist services 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 promote positive lifestyle choices and encourage teamwork.
  • Family Contact: High Down Prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and supports visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: The prison offers pre-release planning and support to help inmates prepare for their eventual release. This may include assistance with accommodation, employment, and access to community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP High down Prison
High Down Lane,

Tel: 02071 476300

Website: HMP High Down Prison
Booking a visit to High down Prison
To book a visit at HMP High Down Prison you need to book online here www.gov.uk/prison-visits.

Visiting times for the prison:
Tue: 9-11am HB6 only, 2-4pm
Wed: 9-11am HB6 only, 2-4pm,
Thu: 9-11am HB6 only, 2-4pm
Sat & Sun: 2-4pm

To be able to book a visit you will need the name, Prison number and DOB of the prisoner that you are visiting. You will need to bring ID with you when visiting the prison and also a utility bill. You will be given a Visiting order number which you should receive through email after you’ve booked your visit. You will also need to bring this with you on your visit.

High down Prison Information

The visitors centre at High Down Prison does have lockers. You will be required to put all of your personal belongings, mobile phones, food and drink into the lockers before entering the visiting hall. You can take change only by coins into the prison to buy you and the prisoner snacks and drinks from the kiosk.

High down prison is located 14 miles south of London near Sutton. If you are looking to get the bus to the prison, the number 80 bus from morden station on the northern line.

If getting a train, Sutton or Belmont stations is a short taxi ride from the prison.

To get there by car, M25 junction 8.

There is limited parking at the prison.
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