HMP Ranby

HMP Ranby, situated in Nottinghamshire, is a Category C prison that began operations in 1972. It has a capacity to hold 1,038 prisoners and is managed by Her Majesty’s Prison Service (HMPS). The prison has undergone evolution over the years to enhance safety and rehabilitation methods. At Ranby, the Prisoner Council plays a significant role in allowing inmates to voice their concerns. The institution boasts robust induction processes, a wide range of educational programmes, and strong support for minority groups. Staff morale is reported as high, with improved safety levels and ample opportunities for staff training. Additionally, events like staff BBQs and ‘quiz & curry’ nights help bolster staff-prisoner relations. The prison’s central location in Nottinghamshire makes it accessible and a key part of the UK prison network​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

HMP Ranby

Contact Information for HMP Ranby

  • Address: 2 Ribbleton Lane, Preston, Lancashire PR1 5AB
  • Phone: 01772 444550
  • Booking Line for Visits: 01777 862 107 (Open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4pm)​​​​.

Visiting Information for HMP Ranby

Visiting times at HMP Ranby are as follows:

  • Monday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm​​.

Getting to HMP Ranby

HMP Ranby is located approximately one mile from Ranby village, three miles from Retford, and six miles from Worksop on the A620. Public transport options include buses running along the Retford to Worksop A620, stopping outside the prison, and the East Coast Railway line from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh, with Retford station being around three miles from the prison. For those traveling by car from the south, directions involve exiting M1 at junction 30 (A619 Worksop) and following signs for Worksop, then the A57 to Retford, and finally the A620 Retford road. The prison is located approximately one mile along this road​​.

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