Whatton Prison Information

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

Whatton Prison was opened in 1965 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.

Whatton 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.

Whatton 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.

Whatton 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: Whatton 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 Whatton 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: Whatton 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: Whatton 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 Whatton,
Old Melton Road,
NG13 9FQ

Tel: 01949 803 200

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

You can book your visit online:

You can book legal visits by telephone.

Booking line: 01949 803 200

The booking line is open Monday to Friday 9am to midday and 1pm to 5pm.
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Visiting times:
  • Monday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday: 9am to 11am (legal visits only), 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm

Whatton Prison Information

How to get to Whatton Prison:

The postcode to use with a sat nav is NG13 9FQ.

There are 2 car parks for staff and visitors and some disabled spaces behind the visitor centre.

To plan your journey by public transport:
Use National Rail Enquiries (https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/) to either Nottingham Midland or Nottingham and Grantham train station. It’s about 12 miles to the prison from each. There is a closer train station at Aslockton but it is not a regular service so check before travel.

Use Traveline (https://www.traveline.info/) for local bus times to get to Bingham. A taxi service operated from there to the prison which is 2 miles away.

Use National Express to get a coach to Broadmarsh or Grantham stations which are about 12 miles away from the prison.

For all visits to Whatton 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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