Stocken Prison Information

Stocken Prison
Stocken Prison, officially known as HMP Stocken, is a Category C men's prison located near Stretton, Rutland, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Stocken Prison serves as a significant correctional facility within the UK's prison system. Here is important information about Stocken Prison:

Stocken Prison was opened in 1985 and has since played a crucial role in the UK's penal system. The prison operates as a Category C facility, accommodating individuals who have been convicted of various offenses requiring secure custody and rehabilitation.

Stocken Prison is classified as a Category C prison, indicating a medium level of security. The prison implements necessary security measures to ensure the safety and security of both staff and inmates.

Stocken Prison primarily 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 to long-term sentences. The prison focuses on providing a safe and supportive environment to facilitate their rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into society.

Stocken 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: Stocken 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 Stocken 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: Stocken 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: Stocken 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 Stocken,
Stocken Hall Road,
LE15 7RD

Tel: 01780 795 100

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

You can book your visit online:

Telephone booking line: 01780 795 156
The booking line is open: Monday to Friday, 9am to 11am.

Visiting times:
  • Tuesday - 1:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Thursday - 9am to 11am and 1:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Saturday - 9am to 11am and 1:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Sunday - 9am to 11am and 1:45pm to 3:45pm
You must be booked in by 9:45am for morning visits and 2:30pm for afternoon visits, or you may be refused entry into the visits hall.

Visits will last one hour and will fall within these times. Your time with your loved one will not start until you’re in the visits hall.

Stocken Prison Information

How to get to Stocken Prison:

The closest railway stations are Stamford, Grantham and Oakham. You will need to take a taxi from the station to the prison.

To plan your journey by public transport use:

There is car parking available at the prison including space for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to Stocken 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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