HMP Rochester

HMP Rochester, established in 1874, operates as a prison for youthful lawbreakers. Originally constructed on a former service point near the Medway River, it was rebuilt in the early 1900s to serve as a borstal. Throughout its history, HMP Rochester has been recognized for its innovative approaches in inmate management​​.

HMP Rochester

Contact Information for HMP Rochester

  • Address: 1 Fort Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3QS
  • Telephone Number: 01634 803100​​

Visiting Information for HMP Rochester

To book a visit at HMP Rochester, you must do so via telephone as no online booking service is available. The visiting times are:

  • Monday to Thursday: 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm
  • Friday: 9:15 am to 10:00 am and 10:45 am to 11:30 am

Please note that late arrivals (more than half an hour late) will not be admitted.

  • Visits Booking Line: 01634 803 237
  • Booking Line Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm​​

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