Whatton Prison information
Whatton is a category C prison which holds adult male sex offenders. It opened as a detention centre and since May 1990 it has held sex offenders who participate in the Sex Offenders Treatment Programme.
Tel: 01949 803200
Fax: 01949 803201
Governor: Lynn Saunders
Accommodation: Three main wings A, B and C mainly single cells.
Operational capacity: 841 as of 5th August 2008
Reception criteria: All applicants for a place at Whatton must (1) be Cat C; (2) have at least 6 months left to serve; (3) not require the services of a full-time MO.
Offenders should not be in denial or maintaining their innocence.
Regime: The regime includes a wide range of Learning and Skills activities, including education, vocational training, industrial workshops and manufacturing, farms and gardens. There are also a large range of offending behaviour programmes including sex offender treatment programme, enhanced thinking skills and CALM. The prison runs a Listener Scheme for those prisoners who are considered to be at risk of suicide or self harm.
Support for families and friends of prisoners at HMP Whatton
If you are concerned for the welfare of a prisoner at HMP Whatton with regards to self-harm or violence, please contact the Safer Custody Team by telephone or email shown below.
Contact Safer Custody Department:
Tel: 01949 803484 (answer phone available)
If no one is in the office, please leave a message with as much information as possible and the telephone number you wish to be called on.
The office is staffed between 08.00-16.00hrs Monday to Friday. At all other times, or if your concern is urgent, please telephone 01949 803200 and ask to speak to the Orderly Officer.