HMP Askham Grange

Askham Grange Prison

Tel: 01904 772 000 – Askham Richard, York, Yorkshire YO23 3FT

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from this prison by up to 75%! This enables prisoners to get the support and love that they are missing from home, while reducing costs for the inmate. Find out more below.

HMP Askham Grange, which is also a YOI, is located just outside York, in Askham Richard village. It is an open prison, and currently holds only female prisoners. It also holds young offenders. HMP Askham Grange enables up to 10 mothers to continue caring for their children full-time whilst incarcerated. The prison is currently able to house 128 inmates, and increasingly, most only remain there for a short period of time.

We looked into how the UK prison service copes with mothers behind bars and found that Askham was one of just six UK prisons equip for such purpose.

Read our blog post entitled;

Prison Babies – What Should the UK Do About Babies Behind Bars?

If you’re visiting a relative or friend at HMP Askham Grange, and would like directions, here’s a helpful map.

Tel: 01904 772000

Operational capacity: 128 as of 7th October 2008

Askham Richard, York, Yorkshire YO23 3FT

Prison Phone have been helping the women at Askham Grange prison keep in touch with their friends and family back home by reducing the cost of calls from Askham’s payphones by around 75%.

If your loved one is currently an inmate at HMP Askham Grange then sign up today so they can begin calling your mobile phone at a greatly reduced rate!

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Heres some facts about Askham Grange prison

Did you know?

  • The peace campaigner Helen John, who famously stood against Tony Blair in the 2001 election in Sedgefield, was held at Askham Grange for criminal damages.

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  • The Clean Break theatre company was founded by two inmates at HMP Askham Grange in 1979. These days, it works with women across the UK whose lives have been affected by the justice system.

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  • Susan McCormick became governor of the prison in 1973. She was only 28, and was the youngest person to serve as governor of a women’s prison in the UK.

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