Book a Prison Visit to Sudbury Prison
Sudbury Prison is a men’s facility near Ashbourne, Derbyshire, originally built as a hospital for the US Air Force during the D-Day landings and converted into a prison in 1948. It utilizes most of the original single-storey accommodations, now converted into double or single rooms. With a capacity of 581 (as of 2008), it serves as a significant correctional establishment in the region.
Booking and Planning Your Visit to Sudbury
To visit an inmate at Sudbury, you must be on the visitor list and book your visit up to 28 days in advance. Booking can be done online, by telephone (01283 584175), or email ([email protected]). For family and friends, visit timings are Wednesday and Thursday from 1:45pm to 4:15pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1:30pm to 3:45pm, with a special Saturday Kids Club on every 4th Saturday of the month. Legal visits can be booked for Tuesdays from 9am to 11:30am. Visitors are advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to the visit, and no late entries are allowed if you arrive more than half an hour late.
Directions, Parking, and Travel Assistance
Sudbury Prison is accessible via main-line railway stations at Tutbury and Uttoxeter, with taxi and hourly bus services. Free parking is available on-site, including spaces for disabled visitors. If you qualify for certain benefits, you may receive help with travel costs, accommodation, and meals.
HMP Sudbury Visiting Information
Entry Requirements and Security Measures
Visitors aged 16 or older must provide valid identification. Acceptable forms of ID include a valid passport, driving license, citizen card, or senior citizens bus pass. Additionally, you need to provide proof of address, such as a utility bill or bank statement. Security measures include pat-down searches and possibly being sniffed by security dogs. Visitors must adhere to the prison’s dress code, and most personal items must be stored in lockers or left in your car.
Visitor Facilities and Family Days
Sudbury Prison offers a family-friendly visitor centre with books and activities for children. The facility hosts themed family visits throughout the year, usually during school holidays, including lunch. The Saturday Kids Club offers extended visits for families with children under 12 years old, providing breakfast and interactive activities.
Contact and Address Information
- Address: HMP Sudbury, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 5HW
- Telephone (24 hours): 01283 584 000
- Emergency Contact: 01283 584225 (for immediate prisoner welfare concerns)
- Safer Custody Hotline: 01283 584 109 (for urgent but non-life-threatening concerns).
Please verify all information with official sources for accuracy and legal compliance.