Book a Prison Visit to Maidstone Prison

Book a prison visit maidstone prison

Maidstone Prison, a Category C men’s prison, is located in Maidstone, Kent, England. Established in 1819, it accommodates adult male offenders, specifically foreign national men. The prison focuses on rehabilitation and preparing inmates for eventual release. It has a capacity of approximately 600 inmates, offering various facilities to support their rehabilitation, including education, vocational training, work opportunities, healthcare, and family contact​​​​.

Booking Information for Maidstone Prison Visits

To visit an inmate at Maidstone, you must be on their visitor list, book at least 24 hours in advance, and have the required ID. Up to 3 visitors over 12 years old are allowed, plus children under 12. At least one visitor must be 18 or older.

Booking Options:

  • Online: Book your visit online.
  • Telephone: Call 01622 775 621, Monday to Friday, 9am to 12:30pm.
  • Email: [email protected] for family and friends visits​​.

Visiting times to Maidstone Prison

Visiting Times:

  • Family and Friends Visits: Tuesday and Thursday: 2pm to 4pm; Saturday and Sunday: 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
  • Legal and Professional Visits: Monday to Friday: 8:45am to 10:45am​​​​.

Directions to Maidstone Prison

Public Transport:

  • Train: Closest station is Maidstone East, a short walk to the prison.
  • Bus: Local services available from Maidstone town.


  • Free on-street parking for up to 2 hours or paid carparks nearby.
  • Disabled visitors can park outside the prison​​.

HMP Maidstone Prison Visiting Information

Entering Maidstone Prison

Visitors aged 16 and older must show ID. All visitors, including children, will be pat-down searched and may be sniffed by security dogs. Adherence to the prison’s dress code is required, and most items must be left in a locker or in your car​​.

Visiting Facilities

  • Dinsmore Visitors Centre: Run by PACT, with refreshments, toilets, and baby changing facilities​​.
  • Family Days: Maidstone runs 8 family visits per year​​.

Communication with Inmates

  • Phone Calls: Inmates can call people on their approved list using purchased phone credits.
  • Email: Emails can be sent via the Email a Prisoner service.
  • Letters: You can write letters at any time, including the prisoner’s name and number on the envelope​​.

Sending Money and Gifts

  • Use the online service to send money to inmates.
  • Books can be sent directly or ordered from approved retailers​​.

Life at Maidstone Prison

Maidstone focuses on providing a safe and educational environment, with a range of educational courses and vocational workshops. The prison accommodates foreign national prisoners with 3 to 36 months left to serve and offers various support services​​.

Contact Details for Maidstone Prison

  • Governor: Graham Spencer
  • Telephone: 01622 775 300
  • Fax: 01622 775 301


HMP Maidstone, 36 County Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1UZ​​.

Emergency Contacts

  • Immediate Concerns: Call 01622 775300 for the orderly officer or duty governor.
  • Safer Custody Hotline: 01622 775615 for non-immediate concerns about an inmate’s welfare​​.

Please verify all details with official sources for accuracy and legal compliance. This information is provided for guidance and should be confirmed with the prison directly.


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