Leeds Prison information


Prison visits are temporarily suspended following instructions for people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. We will update here as soon as this changes. You can also follow @HMPPS on Twitter and read a rolling update page.  

There are a number of other ways to contact someone in prison if you are unable to visit them. You can:

You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003.

Leeds prison was built in 1847 and has been at the centre of public protection for Leeds and West Yorkshire for over 170 years. We understand that we have an enormously challenging task in dealing with some of the most damaged people in society but our continued vision is for HMP Leeds to be a safe, secure and rehabilitative environment which brings public confidence in the work we do and responds to the needs of the men in our care in a way that encourages change in their behaviour and the hope of a crime free future.  HMP Leeds recognises the standards which have been set in the government white paper and is committed to meeting these to bring about the continuous improvement that they are intended to enable. The four government standards are:

  • Public protection
  • Safety and order
  • Reform
  • Preparing prisoners for life after prison

H.M.P Leeds prison are non-smoking to staff, prisoners, visitors and the public.  The grounds surrounding the establishment are also non-smoking


2 Gloucester Terrace
Stanningley Road
West Yorkshire
LS12 2TJ

Tel: 0113 203 2600
Fax: 0113 203 2601

Safer Custody Hotline: 0113 203 2629

Governor: Steven Robson

Operational capacity: 1212

Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements: HMP Leeds is a category B local prison. It accepts adult males from the West Yorkshire Courts.

Safer Custody: If you have concerns about someone you know in HMP Leeds please contact us on our Safety Hotline 01132032629 and leave a message. Thisphone is manned between the hours of 07.30 and 16.00, outside of these hours please contact the switchboard on 01132032600

Accommodation: HMP Leeds has a total 667 cells spread across six residential units, a segregation unit and in-patients Social Care Unit. The six residential wings are:

  • A Wing – Normal location
  • B Wing – Normal location
  • C Wing – Normal location
  • D Wing – Recovery wing (includes First Night Centre)
  • E Wing – Resettlement Wing
  • F Wing – Vulnerable prisoner unit

Latest inspection report: HMP Leeds - November 2017 (PDF)

Action plan: HMP Leeds - March 2018 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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