Woodhill Prison Information

Woodhill Prison
Woodhill Prison, officially known as HMP Woodhill, is a Category A men's prison located near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Woodhill Prison serves as an important high-security correctional facility within the UK's penal system. Here is important information about Woodhill Prison:

Woodhill Prison was opened in 1992 and is designed to hold Category A prisoners, who are considered to pose the highest level of risk to the public and require maximum security. The institution is responsible for the safe custody and rehabilitation of some of the most dangerous and high-profile offenders in the country.

Woodhill Prison is classified as a Category A prison, indicating the highest level of security. It is equipped with extensive security measures, including surveillance systems, patrols, and strict protocols, to ensure the safety of staff, inmates, and the public.

Woodhill 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 or escape risk. Due to the high-security nature of the prison, inmates at Woodhill are subject to strict monitoring and supervision.

Woodhill 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: Despite its high-security status, Woodhill Prison still emphasizes education and vocational training. Inmates have access to educational programs, including basic education, literacy, numeracy, and vocational courses to support their rehabilitation and potential reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Woodhill 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: Woodhill 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: Woodhill 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 Woodhill,
Tattenhoe Street,
Milton Keynes,

Tel: 01908 722 329

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

You can only book by email: Custody.woodhill@justice.gov.uk

The visits booking number is 01908 722 329.

Monday to Friday: 8am to 11.30am and 1pm to 3.30pm (except Bank Holidays).

Woodhill Prison Information

For all visits to Woodhill 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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