HMP Hatfield

HMP/YOI Hatfield, now a category D resettlement prison, was formerly known as Moorland Open. In 2011, it was part of the PCP 2 market testing program along with HMP/YOI Moorland and HMP Lindholme. Initially awarded to the private sector, this decision was reversed in 2013, and the prison remained in public ownership managed by HMPS. Hatfield officially became a standalone establishment in 2014, separating from HMP Moorland and taking over the HMP Lindholme I wing, known as The Lakes site. This site has been used since June 2015 for accommodating all new arrivals for an initial three-month period before they progress to the main Hatfield site

HMP Hatfield

Life Inside HMP/YOI Hatfield

The prison offers various programmes to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates. These include:

  • Offending Behaviour Programmes: These include Enhanced Thinking Skills Courses, Welfare to Work, and Job Clubs. Thinking Skills Programme addresses cognitive skills for problem-solving in relation to offending behaviour, while CALM is an anger management programme.
  • Listener Scheme: This scheme supports prisoners who may be at risk of suicide or self-harm.
  • Medical Facilities: Provided by Nottinghamshire Heathcare NHS Trust​​.

Book a visit to HMP Hatfield

To visit an inmate in Hatfield, visitors must be on the person’s visitor list, book the visit at least 3 days in advance, and carry the required ID.

Booking Family and Friends Visits

  • Bookings can be made online, by telephone (01405 746 611, open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm), or by email ([email protected]).
  • Visiting Times:
    • Main site: Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm.
    • Lakes site: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2pm to 4pm​

Directions to the Prison

Hatfield Prison is split over two sites located about four miles apart:

  • HMP/YOI Hatfield (Main Site):
    • Address: Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6EL
  • HMP/YOI Hatfield (Lakes Site):
    • Address: Lancaster Drive, Lindholme, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6FA

The closest stations are Thorne North and Thorne South, but services are limited. Visitors can use National Rail Enquiries and Traveline for local bus times. There is a visitors’ car park at the main site​

Hatfield Contact Details

  • Address: Thorne Road, Hatfield, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN7 6EL
  • Telephone Number: 01405 746500​