HMP Bure

Bure Prison

Tel: 01603 326 000 – Jaguar Drive, Badersfield, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 5GB

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HMP Bure is located 7 miles outside of Norwich and is a category C prison, built on an old RAF site. It was constructed in 2009, and although it features new buildings, many of the existing RAF buildings were repurposed to be used as part of the prison. It is a male only prison, and inmates are serving sentences for sex offences. It has a capacity of 624. If you’re visiting HMP Bure and wish to find out how to get there, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01603 326 000

Operational capacity: 624

Jaguar Drive, Badersfield, Norwich, Norfolk NR10 5GB

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Bure money on their calls from the prison to any UK mobile phone since 2013.

We do this by allocating a dedicated and secure local number to your mobile phone, this means when the inmate at Bure prison calls the new local number we have provided they will be charged at just the local landline rate (around 10p per minute) rather than the standard mobile rate (which is around 40p per minute).

This in turn helps to stretch the inmates PINS phone credit further and reduces the amount you need to send in for them to top up!

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Here's some facts about Bure prison.

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HMP Bure is a category C prison in Badersfield, near Norwich. It holds up to 624 male prisoners on an old RAF base (RAF Coltishall). Built in 2009, the prison was opened in November ready to accept sex offenders.

The prison was praised in the latest inspection report, as it is said “Bure is unquestionably a safe prison”

There are seven residential units comprising mostly single cells. Five units each have four double cells totalling 20 across the prison. All cells have a personal safe and integral sanitation. Each unit has communal showers.

A rapist held for life at Bure managed to write and publish an article into the “lonely hearts” section of a newspaper, and included the exact address of the prison. He wrote, under the name “Biker Bloké”: “45, Stocky build, serving life in prison, looking for penfriend, interests are live music, camping & rallies. Write to Jason O’Dell, A7324AR, HMP Bure, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 5GB”

Visiting hours are between 9:30-11:30 (Weekends only) and 14:00-16:00 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

  • The original intention for HMP Bure was an immigration detention facility

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  • 7 inmates have died since 2011, due to natural causes. There have been no suicides

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  • 7 inmates have died since 2011, due to natural causes. There have been no suicides

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  • Approximately one-third of the population are over 50 years of age

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  • HMP Bure offers various educational courses to inmates, and also offers vocational work, including decorating, industrial cleaning and painting. 

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  • The RAF base that the prison was built on was originally constructed before the Second World War. It was called RAF Coltishall.

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  • HMP Bure gives priority to those who have committed crimes in the East of England.

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