HMP Brixton

Brixton Prison

Tel: 020 8588 6000 – P O Box 369, Jebb Avenue, London SW2 5XF

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HMP Brixton is located in Lambeth, in inner south London. It has been a resettlement prison since July 2012, and currently holds category C/D prisoners. The original buildings date back as far as 1819, when it was then called the Surrey House of Correction. In these early years, overcrowding was a serious problem. However, by the mid-19th century, conditions had started to improve. These days, HMP Brixton holds up to 798 prisoners.

Brixton Prison has had its fair share of famous inmates. The philosopher Bertrand Russell was imprisoned there on two separate occasions, and the infamous Kray twins were also incarcerated within its walls. One of Brixton Prison’s most famous inmates was Mick Jagger, who was sentenced on drugs-related charges.

Our blog post entitled;

UK Prison History Uncovered: HMP Brixton

looks into the full history of HMP Brixton from when it was first constructed back in 1820 to when the Clink a fine dining restaurant was opened within its walls in 2014.

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Tel: 020 8588 6000

Operational capacity: 798 as of 24th August 2008

P O Box 369, Jebb Avenue, London SW2 5XF

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Here's some facts about Brixton prison

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HMP Brixton is a category C/D prison in Brixton, inner south London. It holds adult male prisoners from the local Brixton area.

It was built in 1820 as the Surrey House of Correction, intended for 175 prisoners, yet regularly exceeding 200. Female prisoners in the early correction house had a hard time, as they spent the early time of their sentence in solitary confinement, and earn rights in the prison. In 1852, the prison was expanded to a capacity of over 800.

The prison is the set of Gordon Ramsay’s TV series “Gordon Behind Bars“. In the series, Gordon taught twelve inmates to cook. The show aired in June and July 2012.

Mick Jagger was sentenced to three months in HMP Brixton for possession of amphetamine pills on the 29th June 1967.

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Visiting hours are between 08:30 – 09:30, 10:00 – 11:00, 13:15 – 14:15 and 14:45 – 15:45 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Saturday visits are between 08:45 – 09:45, 10:15 – 11:15, 13:45 – 14:45 and 15:15 – 16:15, and Sunday visits are between 13:45 and 16:15.

  • Jimmy Moody was arrested here after being a hitman

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  • The prison experienced a violent pair of prisoners beating up a third in March 2016

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  • As of August 2008, the prison had capacity for 798 male prisoners

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  • In the early 19th century, conditions were so bad at HMP Brixton that it was considered the worst prison in the country. The introduction of the treadmill for inmates did nothing to help address this reputation!

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  • In 2012, HMP Brixton appeared on ITV, as the setting for the television programme: ‘Gordon Behind Bars’.

    This was the start of THE BAD BOYS' BAKERY which now stock products in the likes of costa coffee

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  • Famous ex-inmates include the philosopher Bertrand Russell and Mick Jagger.

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