The Mount Prison Information

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

The Mount Prison was opened in 1987 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.

The Mount 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.

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

The Mount 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: The Mount 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 The Mount 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: The Mount 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: The Mount 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 The Mount,
Vauxhall Way,
Hemel Hempstead,

Tel: 01442 836 300

Website: HMP The Mount Prison
Booking a visit to The Mount Prison
Visiting Times at The Mount Prison

You can book your visit online:

Or by telephone.

Telephone booking line number: 01442 836 352.

The booking line is open Monday to Friday 10:30am to 4pm.

Visiting times:
  • Monday to Thursday: 1:45pm to 3:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 2pm to 3:30pm

The Mount Prison Information

How to get to The Mount Prison:

The SatNav postcode to enter is HP3 0RU.

The closest mainline railway station is Hemel Hempstead which is a 5-10 minute taxi ride from the prison.

To plan your journey by public transport:

There is free car parking and some spaces for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to The Mount 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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