Book prison visit to Whatton prison

Book Prisno Visit Whatton Prison

Book a prison visit to HMP Whatton, a Category C men’s prison situated in the village of Whatton, near Bingham in Nottinghamshire, England. This prison, managed by His Majesty’s Prison Service, specializes in housing males convicted of sexual offences. Initially opened in 1966 as a detention centre for boys under 18, Whatton has evolved since May 1990 to focus on inmates convicted of sexual offences willing to participate in treatment programmes. With an operational capacity of 801 across three accommodation blocks (A, B, and C wings), it mostly comprises single-occupancy cells, although some cells accommodate two men. The majority of prisoners here serve sentences exceeding four years, and two-thirds are aged over 40​​​​.

Visiting times to Whatton Prison

Book and Plan Your Visit to Whatton

To visit an inmate at Whatton, you must be on the person’s visitor list, book the visit in advance, and carry the required ID. Booking can be done at least seven days ahead, and one visitor must be 18 or older. The number of visits a prisoner can have may be limited, so check with Whatton for details​​.

How to Book Family and Friends Visits

Book visits online or legal visits by phone. The booking line (01949 803 200) is available Monday to Friday, from 9 am to midday and 1 pm to 5 pm. Visiting times vary, including slots on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays​​.

Visiting Facilities and Rules

Visitors aged 16 or older must provide valid identification. All visitors undergo a pat-down search and may be sniffed by security dogs. Adherence to a strict dress code is required. You can take a maximum of £25 in coins (no notes) for refreshments, and most items must be left in a locker or with security. Breaking the visitation rules could result in cancellation and a ban from future visits​​.

Family Days

Family visits, held at least thrice a year during school holidays, are in addition to normal visit allowances. They are open only to visitors on the prisoner’s approved list, and participation depends on the prisoner’s recent behavior​​.

HMP Whatton Visiting Information

Getting to Whatton

The postcode for sat nav users is NG13 9FQ. The prison has two car parks and disabled spaces. For public transport, use National Rail Enquiries or Traveline for local bus times. A taxi service operates from Bingham to the prison, which is 2 miles away​​.

Address and Contact Details

  • Address: HMP Whatton, New Lane, Whatton, Nottingham, NG13 9FQ
  • Telephone: 01949 803 200 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm; answerphone out of hours)
  • Fax: 01949 803 201
  • Safer Custody Hotline: 01949 803 484 (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm; answerphone out of hours)​​​​.

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