Stafford Prison information

Stafford

There has been a prison in Stafford since the end of the 18th century.  In 1793 the prison opened as the new Staffordshire Gaol and although some of the original building remains, the present establishment is mainly Victorian, notably the Main Hall and Crescent Wings.  

The present prison was built in 1794 and apart from the period 1916 to 1940, has been in continuous use.  The prison was closed between 1916 and 1940, reopening at the outbreak of the Second World War as both a male and female establishment.  The female section of the prison closed within a few years of reopening and for many years afterwards HM Prison Stafford held young offenders as well as adult prisoners.  

Today HM Prison Stafford is a closed training prison which holds 751 category C sex offender prisoners.  Modern buildings include Reception, Visits, Education, Kitchen, a 40 bed house block and Sports Hall.  A site adjacent to the prison was purchased and developed as an industrial workshop complex in 1986.  All the residential accommodation has been refurbished.

Address:
HM Prison Stafford
54 Gaol Road
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST16 3AW

Tel: 01785 773000
Fax: 01785 773001

Governor: PJ Butler

Accommodation:

Accommodation is cellular, mainly double.  There are a total of seven wings at HM Prison Stafford, A, B and C wings in the Main Hall, D wing is the induction wing where prisoners are accommodated when they first arrive at the prison, E and F wings are in the Crescent and G wing is the enhanced wing.  All cells have integral sanitation and the cells on G Wing offer single cells with integral showers. G wing also accommodates dining out facilities.  PIN phones are available in all living areas.

Category: Male, category C Sex Offender Treatment Hub   

Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements

Operational capacity: 751 as of 25 January 2016

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