Sheppey Cluster (Elmley) 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.

Elmley is a purpose built local Prison serving all courts in the county of Kent. The establishment opened in 1992 with a number of house blocks built as later editions. Elmley is one of six Bullingdon design prisons in England and is the largest prison in Kent, Sussex and Essex region.  

Church Road
ME12 4DZ

Tel: 01795 802000
Fax: 01795 802001

Governor: Paul Woods

Escort Area/Contractor: GEOAmey
Local Authority:
Swale Borough Council
Kent Police
Probation Service:
NOMs Probation Service

IMB: Pam Spindlow


  • HB1 First night Centre
  • HB2 & HB4 Various Categories
  • HB3 Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation
  • HB5 Foreign Nationals
  • HB6 Vulnerable Prisoners
Accommodation numbers: 1,250 prisoners.

Reception Criteria:
Un-sentenced and sentenced adult men. Un-sentenced male young offenders.

Concern line: 01795 880921
We take any concerns from any  member of the public very seriously. If you have any concerns for anyone  held within HMP Elmley you can call the prison concern line.The message will advise you of the best course of action to meet your needs. Please be aware that whilst the concern line is monitored 24 hours a day the message may not be heard immediately.

Elmley inspection report - April 2019

Elmley action plan - November 2019

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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