Maidstone Prison information
Maidstone prison is situated on the northern edge of the County Town of Kent.
It was completed in 1819 and was constructed from local Kentish rag stone quarried from the site, to a design by architect Daniel Asher Alexander, and was the most advanced model of its time.
HMP Maidstone is a Category ‘C’ Working Prison that works in partnership through a multi agency approach to provide a safe, decent and constructive regime that challenges offending behaviour, reduces re-offending and prevents further victims. Regime activities including workshops, gymnasium, and education are integrated. Maidstone is a UKBA centre for Category C Foreign National Prisoners (FNP) with between 3 and 27 months left to serve, and provides liaison & forums with the UK Border Agency.
Main line rail links and motorways to London ensure that Maidstone today is a much sought after location for prisoners, giving ease of access to friends and families for visits.
Address: HMP Maidstone
36 County Road
Tel: 01622 775 300
Fax: 01622 775 301
Governor: Dave Atkinson
Operational capacity: 600 as of 4 July 2011
Accommodation: Cells in 4 residential houses and 1 segregation unit.
Reception criteria: Category C Foreign Nationals with a minimum of 18 Months to serve. Must have been off the E List for 1 year and be within Volumetric Control requirements as well as being suitable for Type 2C Healthcare.
There is no 24-hour Healthcare Facility at Maidstone. Diabetics, Epileptics and those with any form of Mental illness have to be stable on treatment for the last three months. Wheelchair users to be independent within their own limitations for the needs of daily living.