HMP Bedford

Bedford Prison

Tel: 01234 373000 – St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1HG

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HMP Bedford, which has been on the same site since 1801, is a category B prison for male adults. It was developed in 1849, and further construction took place in the 1990s, adding a gate lodge, health care facility (with 12 beds and 24 hour care) and house block. The prison has the capacity to hold up to 506 inmates, and is a local prison; which means that it detains individuals on remand to the local courts, in addition to inmates who have been sentenced. If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Bedford, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01234 373000

Operational capacity: 506

St. Loyes Street, Bedford MK40 1HG

Calls from the Bedford prison payphones are expensive, they are around 40p per minute! Prison Phone have been helping to change this by reducing the cost of the same calls down to just 10p per minute.

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Here's some facts about Bedford prison.

Did you know?

  • Sarah Dazley, the ‘Potton Poisoner’, was imprisoned and later executed at HMP Bedford.

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  • In 2012, reports revealed the HMP Bedford had the highest rates of inmate suicide in the UK. It now offers a prisoner listener service, to help those who are at risk of self-harm or suicide.

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  • Despite concerns that HMP Bedford was earmarked for closure in 2013 as part of government cuts; it managed to avoid being shut down.

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