HMP Doncaster

Doncaster Prison

Tel: 01302 760870 – Off North bridge road, Marshgate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 8UX

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Doncaster 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 Doncaster is a private prison, situated in the Marshgate area of Doncaster. It is currently managed by Serco, who hold the contract until 2026. After initially being a category A prison, it was downgraded to a category B in 2003; and it has a capacity of 1145. It receives around 2000 new arrivals each month, and currently houses both adult and young male offenders. If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Doncaster, please use the map on this page.

Domestic visits: 01302 767992

Main Switch: 01302 760870

Operational capacity: 1145 as of 27 February 2009

Off North bridge road, Marshgate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN5 8UX

The Prison Phone service has been running since 2013 and since that time has helped many of the inmates at Doncaster prison to stay in touch with their friends and family aiding in their rehabilitation.

To find out how Prison Phone are reducing the cost of calls from the HMP Doncaster pay phones to any UK mobile phone just take a look at the short video we have put together.

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Here's some facts about Doncaster prison.

Did you know?

HMP Doncaster is a category B prison in the Marshgate area of Doncaster. Opened in 1996, it has the capacity to hold 1150 male prisoners. The prison is privately owned by Serco, who holds the contract until 2026.

Three house blocks made up of four wings each, with additional accommodation in the Annexe on the ground floor of the health centre building. The care and separation unit has 22 separate cells.

The third transgender was found dead in her cell after being refused a move to a women’s prison. Jenny Smith was believed to have committed suicide at Doncaster prison after being refused female hormones. Her friend, who wished to remain anonymous, said that not having the hormones as like coming off drugs.

To view the latest inspection report, click here.

General Visiting hours are 13:30 – 16:00 (Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri), 9:15 – 11:45 (Wed), 13:30 – 14:30 & 15:00 – 16:00 (Sat), 10:15 – 11:45 & 15:00 – 14:00 (Sun). For restricted visits, visit

  • An independent report from 2015 states

    "Prisoners needing substance misuse treatment received poor support"

    View the full report here


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  • HMP Doncaster’s most famous ex-prisoner is Prince Naseem Hamed, the former world boxing champion.

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  • In 2008, an inspection discovered that overcrowding was so severe, some of the inmates were sleeping in toilets.

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  • The Chief Inspector of Prisons reported that conditions in HMP Doncaster were ‘squalid’ and that it was an example of ‘institutional meanness’.

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