Hull Prison information

HMP Hull

HMP Hull is a Victorian Prison opened in 1870 to hold both men and women, 2 miles east of Hull city centre.

In 1939 it was used as a Military Prison and later a Civil Defence Depot. In 1950 it re-opened as a Closed Male Borstal. In 1969, after extensive security work, Hull became one of the first maximum security dispersal prisons.

In 1986 Hull was removed from the dispersal system and assumed its current role as a Male Local Prison.

In 2002 the prison expanded and the site increased in size. The expansion included 4 new wings, a new healthcare centre, a new sports hall, a new multi-faith centre and refurbishment to other part of the prison including the kitchen, education and workshops.

If you have concerns about a family member or a friend you can ring the Safer Prisons Hotline: 01482 282273.
For immediate concerns around the safety of a prisoner, please contact the main prison number.


Hedon Road

Tel: 01482 282200
Fax: 01482 282403

Governor: Tony Oliver

Accommodation: Cells

Operational capacity: 1044 as of 23 March 2018

Reception criteria: Local prison holding remand, sentenced and convicted adult males (except Cat A) and young offenders. Some convicted prisoners undertaking specialist programme.

Latest inspection report: HMP Hull - March 2018 (PDF)

Action plan: HMP Hull - December 2018 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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