Sheppey Cluster (Elmley) Prison information


The Sheppey Group is an amalgamation of the three establishments, Elmley, Standford Hill and Swaleside.

Elmley is a purpose built local Prison serving all courts in the county of Kent. The establishment opened in 1992 and includes a Category C Unit of up to 240 prisoners built in 1997. Elmley is one of six Bullingdon design prisons in England and is the largest of the three prisons within the Sheppey Group.

Church Road
ME12 4DZ

Tel: 01795 802000
Fax: 01795 802001

Governor: Jim Carmichael

Accommodation: 6 House Blocks holding between 183 and 267 prisoners each in single, double and treble cells.

Operational Capacity: 1,252 as of 13 May 2011

Reception Criteria: Unsentenced and sentenced adult men. Unsentenced male young offenders.


HM Prison Service


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