Sudbury Prison Information

Sudbury Prison
Sudbury Prison, officially known as HMP Sudbury, is a Category D open prison located in Sudbury, Derbyshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Sudbury Prison serves as an important correctional facility within the UK's prison system. Here is important information about Sudbury Prison:

Sudbury Prison was opened in 1948 and has since played a crucial 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.

Sudbury Prison is classified as a Category D prison, indicating the lowest level of security. The prison focuses on preparing inmates for their eventual release by providing a less restrictive environment while maintaining necessary security measures.

Sudbury 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 aims to facilitate their reintegration into society by providing opportunities for work, education, and building a responsible lifestyle.

Sudbury 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: Sudbury 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: Sudbury 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: Sudbury 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 Sudbury,
Ashbourne Road,

Tel: 01283 584 000

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

You can book your visit online:

You can book your visit by telephone.

Booking line: 01283 584175
Monday to Friday: 8am to 3pm

Visiting times:
  • Wednesday: 1:45pm to 2:45pm and 3pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 1:45pm to 2:45pm and 3pm to 4pm
  • Saturday Kids Club: 9:30am to 11:30am (not weekly)
  • Saturday: 1:30pm to 2:30pm and 2:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Sunday: 1:30pm to 2:30pm and 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Sudbury Prison Information

How to get to Sudbury Prison:

The closest main-line railway stations to the prison are at Tutbury and Uttoxeter which are served by Derby, Stoke and Crew stations. From there you can get a taxi or the bus service runs every hour, Monday to Saturday with a limited service on Sundays.

To plan your journey by public transport use:

There is a free visitors car park. There are spaces for disabled visitors to the left as you drive in.

For all visits to Sudbury 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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