HMP Swansea

HMP Swansea, colloquially known as Cox’s Ranch after a former governor, is a category B/C local prison. Established in 1861, it originally housed both male and female convicts until 1922, after which it became exclusively male. Presently, it accommodates both adult and young adult male inmates, with a total capacity of 445​​.

HMP Swansea

Contact Information for HMP Swansea

  • Address: 200 Oystermouth Road, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1 3SR
  • Telephone Number: 01792 485300
  • Email: [email protected]​​​​

Visiting Information for HMP Swansea

To book a visit at HMP Swansea, you must call the prison; there’s no online booking option. Visiting hours are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 2:30pm to 3:30pm

The booking line (01792 485 322) is open Monday to Friday, from 8:45am to 3:45pm​​​​.

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