HMP Chelmsford

HMP Chelmsford is a Category B men’s prison located in Essex. The prison was originally established in 1830, making it one of the older facilities in the UK. It has the capacity to hold up to 745 inmates. Situated in the city of Chelmsford, the prison focuses on rehabilitation and offers a range of educational and vocational programmes.

HMP Chelmsford

HMP Chelmsford - Whats the prison like

  • What is HMP Chelmsford Like and Life Inside the Prison for a Prisoner?

    HMP Chelmsford aims to provide a secure and constructive environment for its inmates. The prison offers a variety of activities and programmes aimed at rehabilitation, including educational courses and vocational training. Life inside the prison is structured around these activities, with the goal of preparing inmates for a successful reintegration into society.

HMP Chelmsford - Visitnig Times & Address

HMP Chelmsford Visiting Times

  • Weekdays: 14:00 – 16:30
  • Weekends: 09:00 – 11:30, 14:00 – 16:30

HMP Chelmsford Address

  • Location: 200 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 6LQ


Visit and Directions to HMP Chelmsford

Directions to HMP Chelmsford

  • By Car: Take the A12 and follow signs for Chelmsford city centre, then follow local signs to the prison.
  • By Public Transport: The nearest train station is Chelmsford. From there, you can take a taxi or local bus.

How To Book a Visit to HMP Chelmsford

  1. Visit the official website and sign in or create an account.
  2. Choose a date and time that works for you.
  3. Confirm your booking via email.

HMP Chelmsford Telephone Number

  • Contact: 01245 552000

Book a Visit to HMP Chelmsford

  • To book a visit, go to the official website or call the visit booking line at 01245 552000.

HMP Chelmsford Parking

  • Ample parking is available at the prison, including spaces for disabled visitors.

HMP Chelmsford Email Address