HMP Elmley

Elmley Prison

Tel: 01795 802000 – Church Road, Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent ME12 4DZ

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HMP Elmley is the largest of the three prisons included in the Sheppey prison group. The other prisons that make up this group are HMP Swaleside and HMP Standford Hill. Elmley opened in 1992 and has a capacity of 1,252. Located on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, it is a category B/C prison, holding both sentenced and unsentenced adult males. Overcrowding still continues to be a major problem for the establishment. To find out how to get to HMP Elmley, simply refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01795 802000

Operational capacity: 1,252 as of 13 May 2011

Church Road, Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent ME12 4DZ

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Here's some facts about Elmley prison

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HMP Elmley was the largest prison in the Sheppey cluster of prisons, on the Isle of Sheppey, but now stands apart. It is a category B/C prison holding up to 1252 adult men at a time.

A report from the HMIP said that there are six residential units (house blocks) holding between 167 and 283 prisoners each in single or double cells. House block 1 is the first night centre. House block 2 is for remand and convicted prisoners. B spur houses vulnerable (non sex-offender) prisoners. House block 3 is the substance recovery community working in partnership with RAPt. House block 4 is also for remand and convicted prisoners. House block 5 holds category C prisoners. In house block 6, A spur houses foreign national prisoners and B spur houses prisoners with a current or historic sex offence.

HMP Elmley experienced 3 inmate deaths in 3 weeks, 9 in total in 2014

Visiting hours are between 14:00 – 15:30 every day.

  • Chris Langham was sentenced to ten months in prison after downloading child pornography, and spent 6 months here after a shortening of the sentence.

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  • Reports continually highlight the issue of overcrowding at HMP Elmley. As of yet, there is no evidence of improvement.

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  • Johnathan Aitkin, the Conservative MP convicted of perjury in 1999, was held at this prison.

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  • HMP Elmley had a serious flea infestation in 2000, which affected both inmates and staff alike!

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