Cardiff Prison information


HMP Cardiff is a Category B Local/Training Prison, holding male adult prisoners who are drawn predominantly from the surrounding court catchment area in South East Wales.

HMP Cardiff holds a reducing number of life sentenced men. Arrangements are made to facilitate moves to establishments best able to meet long-term needs.


Knox Road
CF24 0UG

Tel: 02920 923100
Fax: 02920 923318
VPN: 7223 + extension
Video link: 029 2092 3155 - Available Monday to Friday 0900-1200 and 1400-1600, e-mail
OMU/Custody fax: 02920 923334

Governor: Helen Ryder

Accommodation: Cellular

Operational capacity: 820 as of 21 May 2015

CAN: 532 as of 21 May 2015

Reception criteria: HMP Cardiff accepts male 18+ remanded into custody from the courts in its catchment area.

Regime: Cardiff’s regime includes full time education, employment in the prison workshops and training courses.  There is a resettlement unit that offers prisoners various offending behaviour programmes and work based courses and a detoxification unit also holds short term prisoners in preparation for release.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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