Moorland Prison Information

Moorland Prison
Moorland Prison, officially known as HMP Moorland, is a Category C men's prison located near Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Moorland Prison accommodates adult male offenders. Here is important information about Moorland Prison:

Moorland Prison was established in 1991 and serves as a Category C prison, designed to hold individuals who require a controlled environment but pose a lower risk to the public. It aims to promote rehabilitation and prepare prisoners for their eventual release.

Moorland Prison is classified as a Category C prison, indicating a lower level of security compared to maximum-security facilities. While security measures are in place, the focus at Moorland is on facilitating the rehabilitation and resettlement of inmates.

Moorland Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. The prison has a capacity to house approximately 1,000 inmates, including those serving longer sentences, undergoing rehabilitation programs, or on remand.

Moorland Prison offers 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: Moorland Prison provides educational programs and vocational training opportunities to help inmates develop essential skills and improve their employability. These programs may include basic education, vocational courses, and accredited qualifications.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates have access to work opportunities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, promote discipline, and foster a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: Moorland Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who provide primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialized medical care are also available.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and facilitates visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: Moorland 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 Moorland,
Bawtry Road,
Hatfield Woodhouse,

Tel: 01302 523000

Website: HMP Moorland Prison
Booking a visit to Moorland Prison
Visiting Times at Moorland Prison

There are two ways a visit boking can be made at HMP Moorland:

Using the online booking service:

These requests are monitored Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Although the system advises you will hear back within 3 days, this is not always possible as we do work in visit date order and therefore, if your requested date is further in the future, it will take longer than 3 days for a response. On the online booking service, please choose HMP Moorland Closed.

By calling our visits booking line on 01302 523 289. This telephone line is open every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm.
Visiting times:
  • Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 4pm
Please be aware visiting times and availability may change at short notice in line with guidance from Public Health England but we will update Twitter and inform your loved ones as soon as possible if this is the case.

Please be aware, visits can only be booked 28 days in advance.

Moorland Prison Information

The closest railway stations is Doncaster and you can get a taxi from there.

To plan your journey by public transport:

There is a visitor car park available on Vulcan Way.

To visit someone at HMP Moorland you must:
  • be listed on that person’s visitor list
  • have at least 1 of the 3 visitors over 18 years of age
  • book your visit at least 48 hours in advance

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