HMP Isle of Wight

HMP Isle of Wight, created by merging the former Parkhurst and Albany prisons, is situated near Newport on the Isle of Wight. Operational since 2009, this facility has a rich history extending beyond its recent amalgamation. Designed as a Category B establishment, it focuses on housing male inmates who, while not requiring maximum security, still pose a significant risk of escape. The prison has the capacity to accommodate approximately 1,100 inmates

HMP Isle of Wight

HMP Isle of Wight Contact Details


  • HMP Isle of Wight, Clissold Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 5PB

Telephone Number

  • For general inquiries: 01983 635 600​​.

HMP Isle of Wight Booking Visits and Visiting Times

o arrange a visit to HMP Isle of Wight, you must first be included on the approved visitors list, which can be set up by the inmate. Once approved, visitors can book their visit either online through the official prison visits booking system or by contacting the prison’s visit booking line. The visiting hours are typically:

  • Weekdays: 14:00 – 16:00
  • Weekends: 09:00 – 11:00 and 14:00 – 16:00

It is recommended to verify the visiting hours with the prison for the most current schedule​​.

HMP Isle of Wight Parking

For those visiting HMP Isle of Wight, parking facilities are conveniently available. The parking area is located near the main entrance and is free of charge, offering ease of access for visitors​​.

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