Chelmsford Prison information
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.
200 Springfield Road
Tel: 01245 552000
Fax: 01245 552001
VPN: 7022 + extension (7022 2000 for switchboard)
Region: Hertfordshire, Essex and Sussex
Category: B local and YOI
Governor: Penny Bartlett
Prison Group Director: Kevin Reilly
Operational capacity: 700 as at October 2018
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.
Latest inspection report: HMP Chelmsford - May 2018 (PDF)
Action plan: HMP Chelmsford - December 2018 (PDF)