HMP Maidstone

HMP Maidstone is a Category C prison, primarily housing adult male foreign nationals. It has a capacity of 600 inmates and specifically accommodates those who have between 3 and 27 months left to serve of their sentence. Established in 1819, HMP Maidstone is one of the oldest correctional facilities in the UK, with parts of the original structure still standing. Located on the outskirts of Maidstone, it’s historically significant for being one of the most advanced prisons of its time.

HMP Maidstone

Contact Information for HMP Maidstone

  • Address: 36 County Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1UZ
  • Telephone: 01622 775 300

Visiting Information for HMP Maidstone

  • Visiting Hours:

    • Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 14:00 – 15:45
    • Saturdays and Sundays: 14:00 – 16:00
  • Booking a Visit:

    • Visitors need to use a booking reference provided by the inmate to book visits. This can be done by calling the Visits Booking Office at 01622 775 300.
  • Requirements for Visiting:

    • Visitors must arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled visit.
    • Required Identification: Valid Passport, Photographic Driving Licence (full or provisional), Citizen Card, Senior Citizens Bus Pass Travel Card (issued by Scottish Government).
    • Proof of Address (dated within the past 3 months): Utility bill, Council tax bill, Benefit book, Bank statement, or other official letters​​​​​​​​.

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