Chelmsford Prison information

Chelmsford

HMP & YOI Chelmsford is a category B local and Young Offender Institution (YOI).

Built from 1830 onwards as the county jail, it has been used as a long term category B (prior to the introduction of the dispersal system), a young person's prison and a local prison since 1987.

Two new DOWII houseblocks were opened in 1996 to relieve overcrowding.

Address:

200 Springfield Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM2 6LQ

Tel: 01245 552000
Fax: 01245 552001

Region: East of England

Governor: Helen Carter

Deputy Director Custody: Adrian Smith

Operational capacity: 745 as at July 2014

Reception criteria: Normal Reception arrangements for a Local Prison. HMP & YOI Chelmsford accepts prisoners direct from courts within its catchment area, adult males and Young Offenders, convicted or on Remand.

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