Onley Prison Information

Onley Prison
Onley Prison, officially known as HMP Onley, is a Category C men's prison located in Rugby, Warwickshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Onley Prison provides secure custody and rehabilitation for male offenders. Here is important information about Onley Prison:

Onley Prison was opened in 1967 and has since served as a significant correctional facility in the region. The prison operates as a Category C facility, accommodating individuals who have been convicted of various offenses requiring secure custody and rehabilitation.

Onley Prison is classified as a Category C prison, indicating a lower level of security. However, the prison still implements necessary security measures to ensure the safety of both staff and inmates.

Onley Prison exclusively houses adult male offenders who have been assessed as suitable for Category C conditions. These inmates may have committed a range of offenses and are typically serving medium-term sentences. The prison aims to provide a safe and supportive environment to facilitate their rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into society.

Onley Prison offers various facilities and services to support the welfare and rehabilitation of its inmates. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison provides 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: Onley Prison offers a range of educational programs and vocational training opportunities to help inmates develop skills, improve their prospects, and prepare for their eventual release. These programs may include basic education, literacy and numeracy courses, vocational skills training, 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, instill discipline, and provide a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: Onley 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: Onley 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 Onley,
Barby Road,
CV23 8SZ

Tel: 01788 523 400

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

You can book your visit online:

You can book your visit by telephone.

Booking line: 01788 523 402
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
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Visiting times:
  • Monday: No visits
  • Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday: No visits
  • Thursday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday: 2:30pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 4pm

Onley Prison Information

Getting to Onley Prison

The closest railway station is Rugby. From there you can get a taxi.

The sat nav postcode is CV23 8SZ.

There is a free visitors car park.

There is also a disabled visitors car park. Disabled visitors who want to use this car park do not need to contact the prison.

To plan your journey by public transport:

use National Rail Enquiries. The closest train station is Rugby. There is no bus service from the station. Taxis take about 20 minutes.

For all visits to Onley Prison, visitors are required to bring photographic ID and proof of address (dated within the past 3 months). The only forms of photographic ID that will be accepted are:
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Photographic
  • Driving Licence (full or provisional)
  • Citizen Card
  • Senior Citizens Bus Pass Travel Card (issued by Scottish Government)
The only forms of proof of address that will be accepted are:
  • Utility bill
  • Council tax bill
  • Benefit book
  • Bank statement
  • other letter from official source

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