Peterborough Prison Information

Peterborough Prison
Peterborough Prison, officially known as HMP Peterborough, is a mixed-gender prison located in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England. Managed by the private company Sodexo Justice Services, Peterborough Prison provides secure custody and rehabilitation for both male and female offenders. Here is important information about Peterborough Prison:

Peterborough Prison was opened in 2005 and was one of the first privately-managed prisons in the United Kingdom. The prison serves as a Category B facility for male prisoners and a Category C facility for female prisoners, accommodating individuals who have been convicted of various offenses requiring secure custody and rehabilitation.

Peterborough Prison is classified as a Category B/C prison, indicating a medium-to-high level of security. The prison implements comprehensive security measures to ensure the safety of both staff and inmates.

Peterborough Prison houses both male and female adult offenders. The male section of the prison primarily accommodates Category B prisoners, who are typically serving medium to long-term sentences. The female section of the prison primarily accommodates Category C prisoners, who may be serving a range of sentences. The prison aims to provide a safe and supportive environment to facilitate the rehabilitation and successful reintegration of its inmates.

Peterborough 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: Peterborough Prison places a strong emphasis on education and vocational training. Inmates have access to a range of educational programs, including basic education, literacy, numeracy, and accredited courses. Vocational training opportunities are also available to develop employable skills and enhance prospects for successful reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Peterborough Prison have access to various work activities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, instill discipline, and promote a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: Peterborough 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: Peterborough 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 Peterborough,
Saville Road,

Tel: 01733 217 500

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

Visits must be booked by the prisoner via our the prisons internal process and they must ensure that anyone they wish to visit them is registered on their 'approved visitors' list.

Visits will initially be offered in the afternoon only - 13:30 and 15:15 for one hour

Peterborough Prison Information

For all visits to Peterborough 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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