Prescoed Prison Information

Prescoed Prison
Prescoed Prison, officially known as HMP/YOI Prescoed, is an open prison located near Usk in Monmouthshire, Wales. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Prescoed Prison serves as a significant correctional facility within the Welsh penal system. Here is important information about Prescoed Prison:

Prescoed Prison was established in 1961 and operates as an open prison, providing a less secure environment for offenders nearing the end of their sentences. The prison focuses on preparing inmates for their eventual release and facilitating their successful reintegration into society.

Prescoed Prison is classified as an open prison, indicating a lower level of security compared to closed prisons. Open prisons aim to provide a more relaxed and constructive environment to facilitate the rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders.

Prescoed Prison primarily houses adult male offenders who have been assessed as suitable for the open prison setting. These inmates are typically in the final stages of their sentences and have demonstrated positive behavior and a reduced risk of reoffending. The prison focuses on preparing them for life outside the prison walls.

Prescoed 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 or shared accommodation for inmates. The living quarters are less restrictive compared to closed prisons, promoting a sense of personal responsibility and autonomy.
  • Work and Training Opportunities: Prescoed Prison offers a range of work and training opportunities for inmates, both within the prison grounds and in the local community. Inmates may have the chance to gain employment or participate in vocational training programs, enhancing their employability and future prospects.
  • Community Integration: Prescoed Prison emphasizes community integration, allowing inmates to engage in supervised activities outside the prison to help prepare them for life after release. This may involve work placements, educational courses, or community service initiatives.
  • 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: Prescoed Prison offers pre-release planning and support to help inmates transition back into society. This may include assistance with accommodation, employment, and access to community-based support services.
If you are due to go to Prison or currently have someone you know inside Prison, You may benefit from reading our comprehensive Prison Survival Guide: Click here to download
Contact Information
HMP/YOI Prescoed,
NP15 1DL

Tel: 01305 715 600

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

You can book your visit by telephone.

There is no online booking service available.

Booking line: 01291 675 127

Booking line opening times:
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:
09:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00
14-00 – 16:00

Visiting Times:
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday: 2pm to 4pm

Prescoed Prison Information

How to get to Prescoed Prison:

Prescoed is about 5 miles from Pontypool, New Inn and Cwmbran stations. There are no local bus services so you will need to take a taxi from the station to Prescoed.

To plan your journey by public transport, use National Rail Enquiries.

There is a visitors car park, including spaces for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to Prescoed 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

© PRISON INFO. All rights reserved.