HMP Peterborough

HMP Peterborough, located in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, is a unique Category B private prison. It stands out as the only dual purpose-built facility in the United Kingdom that accommodates both male and female inmates, including female young offenders. The prison is operated by Sodexo Justice Services and offers secure custody and rehabilitation services for its mixed-gender population​​​​. Established in 2005, HMP Peterborough has the capacity to house 480 male and 360 female inmates. The women’s section includes two houseblocks and a specialized mother and baby unit with 12 rooms​​.

HMP Peterborough

Contact Information for HMP Peterborough

  • Address: HMP YOI Peterborough, Saville Road, Westwood, Peterborough, PE3 7PD.
  • Phone Number: For general inquiries and support, you can contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline at 0808 808 2003, available from 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 10am to 3pm at the weekend​​.

Visiting Information for HMP Peterborough

Visiting Times:

  • Male Prison: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:00.
  • Female Prison: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00​​.

Parking Details: The prison offers free parking for visitors. The visitor carpark is conveniently located on the right-hand side as you approach the prison, which is situated off Saville Road in Peterborough and well-signposted in the local area​​.

Additional Information: HMP Peterborough provides an online app called Purple Visits, which allows prisoners to have video call visits with family and friends, enhancing the connection between inmates and their loved ones​​.

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