Cardiff Prison information
HMP Cardiff is a Category B Local/Training Prison, holding male adult prisoners who are drawn predominantly from the surrounding court catchment area in South East Wales.
HMP Cardiff holds a reducing number of life sentenced men. Arrangements are made to facilitate moves to establishments best able to meet long-term needs.
Tel: 02920 923100
Fax: 02920 923318
VPN: 7223 + extension
Video link: 029 2092 3155 - Available Monday to Friday 0900-1200 and 1400-1600, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
OMU/Custody fax: 02920 923334
Governor: Darren Hughes
Operational capacity: 820 as of 21 May 2015
CAN: 532 as of 21 May 2015
Reception criteria: HMP Cardiff accepts male 18+ remanded into custody from the courts in its catchment area.
Regime: Cardiff’s regime includes full time education, employment in the prison workshops and training courses. There is a resettlement unit that offers prisoners various offending behaviour programmes and work based courses and a detoxification unit also holds short term prisoners in preparation for release.