HMP Wormwood Scrubs

HMP Wormwood Scrubs is a Category B adult male prison situated in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, West London. Established during the Puritanical period, the prison has undergone various expansions and refurbishments over time. Known colloquially as ‘The Scrubs,’ it has a capacity of 1279 and primarily accepts convicts from courts in its catchment area. In 2015, the prison was criticized in a report for being in a “poor condition,” described in more detail as “opprobrious condition” in a leaked report to The Guardian​​.

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Contact Information for HMP Wormwood Scrubs

  • Address: PO Box 757, Du Cane Road, London, W12 0AE
  • Telephone: 020 8588 3200​​

Visiting Information for HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Visits at HMP Wormwood Scrubs must be booked by telephone, as no online booking service is available. The visiting times are as follows:

  • Monday: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm
  • Tuesday: 9am to 11am
  • Wednesday: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday: 9am to 11am

Visitors are advised that they will not be admitted if they are more than half an hour late. The booking line, available Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm, is 0300 060 6511​​.

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