Wormwood Scrubs Prison information
Wormwood Scrubs is a Victorian-built 'local' prison, Category B which holds up to 1279 adult males in the early stages of custody remanded from local Magistrates and Crown Courts.
HMP Wormwood Scrubs
P.O. Box 757
Du Cane Road
Tel: 020 8588 3200
Fax: 020 8588 3201
Governor: Sarah Pennington
Operational Capacity: 1279
Normal reception arrangements: Wormwood Scrubs is a local Category B prison and accepts all suitable male prisoners over the age of 18 from the courts.
The establishment has five main wings A – E plus a number of smaller units, a First Night Centre, a Healthcare Centre and a Conibeere/Drug Detox Unit. There is a mix of shared and single accommodation throughout the establishment.
All the accommodation has electricity and integral sanitation with a TV and accompanying furniture. There is a canteen facility to provide a large selection of consumables and toiletries for weekly purchase by the prisoners.
Latest inspection report: HMP Wormwood Scrubs - August 2017 (PDF)
Action plan: HMP Wormwood Scrubs - February 2018 (PDF)