Whitemoor 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.
Whitemoor is a maximum security prison for men in Category A and B. It is one of eight High Security prisons. The prison focuses on settlement (helping those convicted of serious offences to make positive use of long sentences) and resettlement (reducing the risk of reoffending through assessment, work, education and offending behaviour programmes).
The prison includes a Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Unit. The Fens Unit is part of the national DSPD Programme of the Health Partnerships Directorate, providing thorough assessment and a fully worked out treatment model.
Whitemoor also houses a Close Supervision Centre (CSC). The unit prepares prisoners who pose a severe risk to others, to return to a normal prison environment.
Tel: 01354 602 350
Fax: 01354 602 351
Governor: Ruth Stephens
Accommodation: Individual cells
Operational capacity: 458 as of 6th December 2011
Reception criteria: Whitemoor will not accept prisoners who are serving less than four years.