HMP Usk, located in Gwent, is a significant part of the UK’s correctional system, operational since 1844. This Category C facility is known for its safety, sense of community, and rehabilitation focus. Recent updates highlight its excellent security measures and success in reducing drug use and violence. Inmates appreciate the ‘very safe’ environment and the educational opportunities available, including a business start-up course. The staff are recognized for their excellent de-escalation skills and the Keywork system is noted for fostering good relationships between staff and inmates​


Contact Information for HMP Usk

  • Address: 47 Maryport Street, Usk, Gwent NP15 1XP
  • Telephone Number: 01291 671600
  • Capacity: 273

Visiting Information for HMP Usk

Visits to HMP Usk must be booked by telephone, as no online booking service is available. The visiting times are:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 2pm to 4:15pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 11:30am and 2pm to 4:30pm
  • Sunday (Children’s Visits only): 1:45pm to 4:15pm

The booking line (01291 671 730) is open Monday and Tuesday from 9am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Parking facilities are available for visitors​​​​.

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