Wormwood Scrubs Prison information

Wormwood Scrubs

Wormwood Scrubs is a Victorian-built 'local' prison, Category B which holds up to 1279 adult males in the early stages of custody remanded from local Magistrates and Crown Courts.


HMP Wormwood Scrubs
P.O. Box 757
Du Cane Road
W12 0AE
Tel: 020 8588 3200
Fax: 020 8588 3201

Governor: Steve Bradford

Operational Capacity: 1279

Reception Criteria:

Normal reception arrangements: Wormwood Scrubs is a local Category B prison and accepts all suitable male prisoners over the age of 18 from the courts.


The establishment has five main wings A – E plus a number of smaller units, a First Night Centre, a Healthcare Centre and a Conibeere/Drug Detox Unit. There is a mix of shared and single accommodation throughout the establishment.

All the accommodation has electricity and integral sanitation with a TV and accompanying furniture. There is a canteen facility to provide a large selection of consumables and toiletries for weekly purchase by the prisoners.

HM Prison Service


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