Warren Hill Prison Information

Warren Hill Prison
Warren Hill Prison, officially known as HMP Warren Hill, is a Category C men's prison located near Woodbridge in Suffolk, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Warren Hill Prison serves as an important correctional facility within the UK's prison system. Here is important information about Warren Hill Prison:

Warren Hill Prison was opened in 1982 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.

Warren Hill 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.

Warren Hill 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.

Warren 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 cells or shared accommodation for inmates. The cells are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Education and Vocational Training: Warren Hill 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 Warren Hill 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: Warren Hill 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: Warren Hill 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 Warren Hill,
Warren Hill,
IP12 3JY

Tel: 01394 633 400

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

You can book your visit online:

You can book your visit by telephone.

Booking line: 01394 633 633
Monday to Friday, 9am to midday

You can also email:

Visiting times:
  • Friday - 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday - 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday - 2pm to 4pm

Warren Hill Prison Information

How to get to Warren Hill Prison:

The closest railway station is Melton. From there you can get a taxi.

The closest mainline railway station is Ipswich. From Ipswich, you can get a connecting train to Melton.

To plan your journey by public transport:


There is a free visitors car park.

There is also a disabled visitors car park. Disabled visitors who want to use this car park must contact the prison before your visit on 01394 633 633 or email socialvisits.warrenhill@justice.gov.uk

For all visits to Wandsworth 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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