HMP Channings Wood

Channings Wood Prison

Tel: 01803 814 600 – Denbury, Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 6DW

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Channings Wood 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 Channings Wood is located near Newton Abbot in Devon, and is a category C training prison. Built on a former Ministry of Defence site, it was originally opened in 1974 and since then, the building has been developed to accommodate more prisoners. It mainly takes inmates from the South West area and has a capacity of 731. If you’d like to find out how to reach HMP Channings Wood, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01803 814 600

Operational capacity: 731 as of 24th April 2008

Denbury, Newton Abbott, Devon TQ12 6DW

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Channings Wood 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 Channings Wood 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 Channings wood prison.

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HMP Channing’s Wood has eight residential units, known as ‘living blocks’ (LB). LB1 to LB5 are similar, with 112 cells over two floors. LB1accommodates 138 prisoners and is the only block with single cells that hold two prisoners. LB2 to LB5 each accommodates 112 prisoners, and are designated as single occupancy. LB6 and LB7 accommodate prisoners on the highest level of privileges, holding 34 and 40 prisoners, respectively. LB8 accommodates 64 prisoners in double cells. LB1, LB5 and LB7 hold mainly vulnerable prisoners, whereas the rest are held in LBs 2, 3, 4, 6 & 8.

In October 2016, the prison held 706 at the time of an unannounced inspection in October 2016.

Weston College provides the education services for the prisoners, which was rated “Good” by Ofsted.

Visiting hours in the prison are Wednesdays, Fridays and weekends between 1400 and 1600 hours. Weekday visits are for both main prisoners and those in the Vulnerable Prisoners Unit (VPU). Dedicated VPU sessions and mainstream sessions alternate between Saturday and Sunday

  • In 2006, ten prisoners staged a rooftop protest for 28 hours. They were unhappy to have their food prepared by prisoners who were registered sex offenders. The protest was resolved peacefully.

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  • In 2005, the prison was noted for its high levels of safety, education and accommodation for inmates.

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  • In the 1990s, HMP Channings Wood was praised for its pioneering advances in helping reform both drug addicts and sex offenders. However, by 2003, an official report indicated that standards had slipped and the prison was not living up to its previous good reputation.

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