HMP Deerbolt

Deerbolt Prison

Tel: 01833 633200 – Bowes Road, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9BG

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Deerbolt 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 Deerbolt opened in 1973 and is a category C purpose-built institution for young offenders. It caters mainly for inmates between the ages of 18 to 21, who are generally only serving sentences of 4 years or less. The prison is situated in County Durham and takes prisoners from the north east of England. It has a capacity of 513. If you’re visiting HMP Deerbolt and would like to get directions, refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01833 633200

Operational capacity: 513

Bowes Road, Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 9BG

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Deerbolt 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 Deerbolt 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 Deerbolt prison.

Did you know?

HMP Deerbolt is a category C prison in County Durham. Opened in 1973, it has the capacity to hold 513 young male prisoners. The prison was purpose built for male young offenders between 18 and 21, and accepts most YOs with sentences of shorter then four years. The prison was built on the site of a former army camp near Barnard Castle, 16 miles from Darlington.

According to an unannounced inspection report as of December 2014, “most prisoners felt safe and early days support was particularly good”.

The nine residential units include seven buildings constructed during the 1970s and early 1980s holding 60-66 young people in single cell accommodation, plus G wing, which holds 36, and J wing, with integral showers, which holds 39 young adults.

The BBC reported from the inspection that the prison is “generally safe”.

Visiting hours are Thursday, Saturday and Sunday between 13:45 & 15:45

  • HMP Deerbolt has come under criticism in recent years, for overcrowding and not allowing inmates enough time out of their cells.

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  • Four inmates managed to escape in 1999, when taking part in work outside the prison.

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  • The education courses on offer at HMP Deerbolt are run by Manchester College.

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