Whitemoor Prison Information

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

Whitemoor Prison was opened in 1991 and has since played a crucial role in the UK's penal system. The prison operates as a Category A facility, accommodating individuals considered to pose a high level of risk to the public and requiring maximum security.

Whitemoor Prison is classified as a Category A prison, indicating the highest level of security. It is a high-security prison designed to hold prisoners who have been convicted of serious offenses, including those who have committed violent crimes or pose a significant escape risk.

Whitemoor Prison primarily houses adult male offenders who have been assessed as suitable for Category A conditions. These inmates may include high-profile criminals, serious offenders, and individuals with a history of violence. Due to the high-security nature of the prison, inmates at Whitemoor are subject to strict monitoring and supervision.

Whitemoor Prison offers various facilities and services designed to maintain security and support the welfare of its inmates. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison provides multiple residential units with individual cells for inmates. The cells are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Education and Vocational Training: While the emphasis at Whitemoor is on security, inmates still have access to educational programs, including basic education, literacy, numeracy, and vocational training to support their rehabilitation and potential reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Whitemoor Prison have access to various work activities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to provide structure and routine to their daily lives.
  • Healthcare: Whitemoor 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.
  • Security Measures: Whitemoor Prison employs extensive security measures, including CCTV surveillance, patrols, and restricted movement within the prison complex to ensure the safety of both staff and inmates.
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Contact Information
HMP Whitemoor,
Longhill Road,
PE15 0PR

Tel: 01354 602 350

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

You can book your visit by telephone.

Booking line: 01354 602 800
The booking line is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm Find out about call charges

Visiting times:
  • Thursday: 1:40pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 1:40 pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 1:40pm to 4pm
Visit durations are 2 hour slots within these times.

Whitemoor Prison Information

How to get to Whitemoor Prison:
The closest railway station is March, which is about 1.5 miles from Whitemoor. There are no local buses so you will have to walk or get a taxi from the station.

By Car: Enter postcode PE15 OPR into a sat nav to find the establishment. There is a visitor’s car park immediately in front of the prison with the visitor’s centre to the left of this car park.

By Air: Most airlines operate services to Stanstead airport where a direct train service runs to March. This service is approximately 1 hr 30 minutes.

To plan your journey by public transport:


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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