HMP Downview

Downview Prison

Tel: 020 8196 6300 – Sutton Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PD

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HMP Downview is a closed women’s prison, housing both adult and young offending females. When it first opened in 1979, it was a category C male prison, which it remained until 2001, when it was converted to an establishment for women. However, in 2013, the Ministry for Justice announced intentions to change it back to a male prison. It currently holds both convicted and remanded prisoners and has a capacity of 358. If you’re visiting HMP Downview, please refer to the map on this page for directions.

Tel: 020 8196 6300

Operational capacity: 355 as of 1st April 2013

Sutton Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5PD

We have been reducing the cost of calls from HMP Downview since 2013. Our service helps the inmates at Downview stay in touch with loved ones at a more affordable rate aiding in rehabilitation by supporting strong family ties.

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Here's some facts about Downview prison.

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HMP Downview is a closed category women’s prison in Sutton, Surrey. It can hold up to 355 adult and juvenile female inmates.

The prison opened in 1979, and was originally a category C male prison, but was converted to a female closed prison in 2001.

In 2013, the Ministry of Justice announced intentions to convert the prison back to a male prison, and it closed in 2014 to prepare for the change. In 2016, the prison reopened as a women’s jail to take inmates from the closing of HMP Holloway, from which it took a lot of prisoners from.

According to the latest inspection report, the prison is made of four wings. A wing is the induction unit, with 44 single cells with in-cell sanitation and electrics. B wing is a general wing with 44 single cells with in-cell sanitation and electrics. C is also general, with 206 single cells and three double cells across eight landings. D wing is a resettlement unit for enhanced level prisoners with 40 single cells with in-cell sanitation, shower facilities and electrics.

Visiting hours are between 14:00 – 16:00 on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  • The first inmates to move from HMP Holloway shortly before its closure were moved here.

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  • Farah Damji was arrested and sentenced to 3 1/2 years in Downview. In court, she pleaded guilty to six counts of theft, 11 counts of obtaining property or services by deception, and two counts of perverting the course of justice.

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  • A young offender’s unit opened in 2004, for inmates between the ages of 15 and 18

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  • HMP Downview established the UK’s first intensive drug rehabilitation programme. Sir Anthony Hopkins still remains a patron of the trust.

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  • The prison currently houses around 50% foreign nationals.

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