Leeds Prison information


Leeds prison was built in 1847 and has been at the centre of public protection for Leeds and West Yorkshire for over 170 years. We understand that we have an enormously challenging task in dealing with some of the most damaged people in society but our continued vision is for HMP Leeds to be a safe, secure and rehabilitative environment which brings public confidence in the work we do and responds to the needs of the men in our care in a way that encourages change in their behaviour and the hope of a crime free future.  HMP Leeds recognises the standards which have been set in the government white paper and is committed to meeting these to bring about the continuous improvement that they are intended to enable. The four government standards are:

  • Public protection
  • Safety and order
  • Reform
  • Preparing prisoners for life after prison

H.M.P Leeds prison are non-smoking to staff, prisoners, visitors and the public.  The grounds surrounding the establishment are also non-smoking


2 Gloucester Terrace
Stanningley Road
West Yorkshire
LS12 2TJ

Tel: 0113 203 2600
Fax: 0113 203 2601

Safer Custody Hotline: 0113 203 2629

Governor: Steven Robson

Operational capacity: 1212

Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements: HMP Leeds is a category B local prison. It accepts adult males from the West Yorkshire Courts.

Safer Custody: Friends / Family members who have concerns regarding safety of a prisoners within HMP Leeds can contact the Safer Custody Team on 01132032629. This an answerphone service where concerns can be left, the answer phone is checked numerous times throughout the day. Staff will return your calls within office hours Mon – Fri. Outside of these times, please raise your concerns via the main prison number.

Accommodation: HMP Leeds has a total 667 cells spread across six residential units, a segregation unit and in-patients Social Care Unit. The six residential wings are:

  • A Wing – Normal location
  • B Wing – Normal location
  • C Wing – Normal location
  • D Wing – Recovery wing (includes First Night Centre)
  • E Wing – Resettlement Wing
  • F Wing – Vulnerable prisoner unit

Latest inspection report: HMP Leeds - November 2017 (PDF)

Action plan: HMP Leeds - March 2018 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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