Channings Wood Prison

Channings Wood Prison

Channings Wood Prison Information, Support and Advice. Channings wood Prison is located in Devon, Newton Abbot and is a CAT C Prison. The prison can hold over 731 inmates and is built on an old MOD base 40 years ago.

Channings wood prison consists of 8 blocks which includes a VP Wing and a drug rehabilitation wing.

If you think you are going to be serving a sentence in Channings Wood Prison you may benefit from reading our prison guide: Click here to download

How to book a prison visit to Channings Wood Prison?
To book a prison visit to channings wood prison you can either call the booking line on 01803 812 060, The booking line is open Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) 9am to midday, 1:45pm to 4pm or you can email the prison [email protected]

HMP Channings Wood Prison
Newton Abbott,
TQ12 6D
Channings Wood Prison Contact Details

Channings Wood Prison Telephone Number: 01803 812 060

Channings Wood Prison


What are the visiting times at Channings Wood Prison?

Visiting times:

  • Wednesday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 4pm

Saturday and Sunday visits alternate between residents in the main prison and the vulnerable prisoners unit. The booking line can advise you on the appropriate weekend day to visit.

What are the directions to Channings Wood Prison, How to get there?
The closest railway station is Newton Abbot. From there you can take a taxi, or a bus from the bus station which is a 10-minute walk away.

Is there car parking at Channings wood Prison?
A small visitor car park is available outside the visitors centre. Once this is full, parking is available on the main prison driveway.

What to take to a Channings Wood Prison Visit

All visitors aged 16 and older need to bring one of the following types of photo ID:

  • passport
  • driving licence
  • benefit book
  • senior citizen’s public transport pass
  • annual public transport season ticket (with photo card)
  • employer ID card (if it shows the name of the visitor and the employer)
  • European Community identity card

Channings Wood has a strict dress code policy, which means visitors should wear smart clothes (no vests, no low-cut tops, no shorts, no short dresses and no headwear, other than that worn for religious reasons).


You can get help covering the costs of visiting someone in prison if you meet the following criteria:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Tax credits
  • Pension Credit

You might be able to get help covering the travel costs, meals and accommodation. CLICK HERE TO GET HELP WITH PRISON VISIT COSTS