Swinfen Hall Prison information
Prison visits are temporarily suspended following instructions for people to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. We will update here as soon as this changes. You can also follow @HMPPS on Twitter and read a rolling update page.
There are a number of other ways to contact someone in prison if you are unable to visit them. You can:
- leave a voice message using the Prison Voicemail Service
- send them an email using the email a prisoner service
- write to them
You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003.
HMP and YOI Swinfen Hall now has an operational capacity of 624, and holds male long term young adults serving 4 years and up to life. A major building project began in spring 2004 following significant investment in the prison, to expand and develop existing accommodation and facilities for prisoners.
The work at Swinfen Hall is at the heart of the government's overall delivery plan for reducing reoffending. At Swinfen Hall individual needs are identified early and through an active and integrated regime of education skills training and the specialised accredited offending behaviour and substance abuse courses we address needs and reduce risks. Working together with national corporations, local businesses, voluntary organisations, the Learning and Skills Council, education providers and others, contributes to the success of the training and development needs for prisoners at Swinfen Hall and prepare them for a crime free life on release.
Address:HMYOI Swinfen Hall
Tel: 01543 484 000
Fax: 01543 484 001
Governor: Ian West
Accommodation: Prisoners are housed in 9 wings (A-J) in single cell accommodation
Operational capacity: 624
Reception criteria: YOIs serving 4 years to life/Young Adults (21-25), Cat Cs serving over 4 years
Latest inspection report: HMP Swinfen Hall - August 2018 (PDF)
Action plan: HMP Swinfen Hall - March 2019 (PDF)