Wandsworth Prison information


Wandsworth can currently hold 1628 prisoners and is one of the largest prisons in Western Europe.

The prison was built in 1851, and the residential areas remain in the original buildings. Since 1989, there has been extensive refurbishment and modernisation of the wings, including in-cell sanitation, privacy screens for cells occupied by more than one prisoner and the more recent installation of in-cell electricity.

PO Box 757
Heathfield Road
SW18 3HU

Tel: 020 8588 4000

Governor: Graham Barrett

Operational Capacity: 1628 as of 22 February 2018.

Accommodation: The Heathfield Centre (main prison) has five wings each with four landings, used as follows:

  • A and B wings – general population wings holding remand and convicted prisoners
  • C wing – VPU’s
  • D wing - IDTS
  • E wing – First Night Centre, Care and separation Unit
  • Trinity Unit is a Cat C Residential Unit

Reception Criteria: Normal reception arrangements: Wandsworth is a local male prison; it accepts all suitable prisoners from courts in its catchment area.

Latest inspection report: HMP Wandswroth - July 2018 (PDF)

Latest action plan: HMP Wandsworth - September 2018 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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