Wellingborough Prison Information

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

Wellingborough Prison was opened in 1970 and has since played a significant 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.

Wellingborough 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.

Wellingborough 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.

Wellingborough 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: Wellingborough 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 Wellingborough 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: Wellingborough 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: Wellingborough 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 Five Wells
Millers Park,

Tel: 01933 718888

Website: HMP Five Wells
Booking a visit to Wellingborough Prison
Visiting Times at Wellingborough Prison

Phone line: 01933 718888 and select Option 1, followed by Option 1 again. This phone line will be in operation from 10:00 – 13:00 and 17.00 – 19.00.

If you are unable to get hold of our visits booking clerk you will have the option to leave a voice message. The information will need to include all information relevant to making a booking. The Clerk will then confirm when a visit has been booked on the system.

Email: Fivewells.visits@uk.g4s.com
This will be available to book a visit, Emails will be monitored Monday – Friday.


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday:
  • 09:15 – 11:15
  • 14:15 – 16:15
  • 17:45 – 18:45
Wednesday & Saturday
  • 14:15 – 16:15
  • 17:45 – 18:45

Wellingborough Prison Information

How to get to Wellingborough Prison:

The nearest stations to HMP Five Wells are:
John Lea Way, Wellingborough is 1099 metres away, 17 minutes walk.
The Dog & Duck ph, Wellingborough is 1118 metres away, 17 minute walk

Which bus routes stop near HMP Five Wells?
● 49
● X46
● X47

What time is the first and last Bus to HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough?
The X47 is the first Bus that goes to HMP Five Wells in Wellingborough. It stops nearby at 05:52. The last bus is also X47 at 22:45.
To plan your journey by public transport:
use National Rail Enquiries
use Traveline for local bus times

There is a visitor’s car park at the prison.

For all visits to Wellingborough 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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