Werrington Prison Information

Werrington Prison
Werrington Young Offender Institution, officially known as HMYOI Werrington, is a prison facility in Werrington, Staffordshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Werrington YOI serves as an important correctional institution within the UK's youth justice system. Here is important information about Werrington Young Offender Institution:

Werrington YOI is specifically designed to accommodate young offenders between the ages of 15 and 21. It is a facility that caters to young individuals who have been convicted of various offenses and require custodial sentences. The institution aims to provide a safe and secure environment while focusing on rehabilitation and education to support their successful reintegration into society.

Werrington YOI operates as a closed, secure institution with strict security measures in place. While the institution primarily focuses on rehabilitation and support, it also ensures the safety of staff, inmates, and the public.

Werrington YOI offers various facilities and services to cater to the needs of its young inmate population. These include:
  • Accommodation: The institution provides residential units with individual cells or shared accommodation for the young offenders. The cells are equipped with basic amenities and offer a secure and comfortable environment.
  • Education: Werrington YOI places significant emphasis on education to support the rehabilitation process. Inmates have access to educational programs that cover basic education, literacy, numeracy, and vocational training. The aim is to enhance their skills and employability prospects, reducing the risk of reoffending upon release.
  • Healthcare: The institution has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who provide healthcare services to inmates. Mental health support and substance abuse programs are also available to address the specific needs of young offenders.
  • Work and Vocational Training: Werrington YOI offers work and vocational training opportunities within the institution. This enables inmates to develop valuable skills and a sense of responsibility while preparing them for potential employment upon release.
  • Family Contact: The institution recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and facilitates visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: Werrington YOI provides 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 to facilitate a smooth transition back into society.
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Contact Information
HMYOI Werrington,
Ash Bank Road,

Tel: 01782 463300

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

You can book your visit online:

Or by telephone.

Booking line: 0300 060 6508
The booking line is open Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm
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Visiting times (for social and legal/professional visits):

Tuesday: 2pm to 4:15pm
Wednesday: 2pm to 4:15pm
Thursday: 2pm to 4:15pm
Saturday: 1:45pm to 4:30pm
Sunday: 1:45pm to 4:30pm

There will be 10 sessions available per day lasting 90 minutes each.

Visiting times:
  • Monday: 2pm to 4:15pm (Police and official visits only)
  • Tuesday to Sunday: same days and time slots as family and friends visits (above)
There will be 10 sessions available for a duration of 90 minutes each.

Werrington Prison Information

How to get to Werrington Prison:

The closest railway station is Stoke-On-Trent. From there, you can take a bus to Hanley Bus Station and change for a bus to Werrington.

To plan your journey by public transport:


There is a visitors car park, including spaces for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to Werrington 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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