Spring Hill Prison Information

Spring Hill Prison
Spring Hill Prison, officially known as HMP Spring Hill, is an open prison located in Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Spring Hill Prison serves as an important correctional facility within the UK's prison system. Here is important information about Spring Hill Prison:

Spring Hill Prison was opened in 1960 and has since played a significant role in the UK's penal system. The prison operates as an open facility, accommodating individuals who have been convicted of various offenses requiring secure custody and rehabilitation.

Spring Hill Prison is classified as an open prison, indicating a lower level of security compared to closed or high-security prisons. The prison focuses on preparing inmates for eventual release by providing a less restrictive environment while maintaining necessary security measures.

Spring Hill Prison primarily houses adult male offenders who have been assessed as suitable for an open prison setting. These inmates may have committed a range of offenses and are typically serving medium to long-term sentences. The prison focuses on facilitating their reintegration into society by providing opportunities for work, education, and building a responsible lifestyle.

Spring Hill 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 rooms or shared accommodation for inmates. The rooms are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Employment and Vocational Training: Spring Hill Prison places a strong emphasis on employment and vocational training. Inmates have access to work opportunities within the prison, such as maintenance, gardening, or kitchen roles. Vocational training programs are also available to develop skills and enhance employability for successful reintegration.
  • Education: Inmates have access to educational programs, including basic literacy and numeracy, as well as accredited courses. These educational opportunities aim to improve knowledge and provide the foundation for personal growth and development.
  • Community Engagement: Spring Hill Prison encourages inmates to engage with the local community through work placements, charity initiatives, and community-based projects. This helps foster a sense of responsibility and encourages positive interaction with society.
  • 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: Spring Hill Prison offers pre-release planning and support to help inmates prepare for their eventual release. This includes assistance with accommodation, employment, and access to community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP Spring Hill,
Grendon Underwood,
HP18 0TL

Tel: 01296 445 000

Website: HMP Spring Hill Prison
Booking a visit to Spring Hill Prison
Visiting Times at Spring Hill Prison

You can book your visit online:

Or by telephone.

Telephone booking line: 01296 445 082
The booking line is open Monday to Friday: 10am to 12pm.
Find out about call charges

Visiting times:

Saturday: 1:45pm to 3:45pm
Sunday: 1:45pm to 3:45pm

Visitors must not arrive before 1:30pm.

Spring Hill Prison Information

How to get to Spring Hill Prison:

The closest railway stations are Bicester Village and Bicester North which are about 8 miles from Spring Hill. There are no buses from Bicester so you will need to get a taxi.

Aylesbury station is 13 miles from Spring Hill where you can catch a local bus on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

To plan your journey by public transport:


There is a car park outside the main gate, including space for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to Spring Hill 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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