Pentonville Prison information


Pentonville prison was the prototype for a radical design by Major Jebb - after whom the avenue on which Brixton prison stands was named. Pentonville was completed over 170 years ago and has remained in use ever since as a local prison. Although much refurbishment has taken place the original four cellblocks are as they were when the prison opened in 1842.

Address:HMP Pentonville
Caledonian Road
N7 8TT

Tel: 020 7023 7000
Fax: 020 7023 7001

Governor: Kevin Reilly

Accommodation: Cells

Operational capacity: 1310 as of May 2013

Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements: Pentonville is a local prison, it accepts all suitable male prisoners over the age of 18 from courts in its catchment area.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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