HMP Erlestoke

Erlestoke Prison

Tel: 01670 383170 – Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 5TU

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Erlestoke 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 Erlestoke is the only prison in Wiltshire and is situated in the village of Erlestoke, near Devizes. It was originally created as a country house; built by Joshua Smith, a MP for Devizes, back in the late 18th century. After being damaged in a fire in the 1950s, it was converted into a prison. HMP Erlestoke is a category C adult male prison with a capacity of 494. It claims to have a focus on reducing reoffending by preparing inmates effectively for their release. If you want directions to HMP Erlestoke, please refer to the map on this page.
Tel: 01670 762300 – Visits Booking Line: 01670 383170

Operational capacity: 494

Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 5TU

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Erlestoke 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 Erlestoke 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 Erlstoke prison.

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HMP Erlestoke is the only prison in Wiltshire. It is a category C adult male prison in the village of  Erlestoke, near Devizes, Wiltshire. Opened in the 1950s, the prison has a capacity to hold 494 adult males.

The Gazette and Herald said: “The prison has repeatedly hit national headlines in recent months over fears about safety and an over reliance on young and inexperienced staff.”

The latest HMIP inspection report describes the residential area. Marlborough unit is 60-bed induction unit with all accommodation in double cells. Alfred unit is a 66-bed unit with standard and basic status prisoners and enhanced prisoners Sarum unit is a 56-bed enhanced unit, which is the first progression unit for enhanced prisoners. Wessex unit is another 68-bed unit with standard and basic status prisoners and enhanced prisoners. Imber unit is a 40-bed enhanced unit. Avebury unit is a 40-bed enhanced unit. Kennet unit 40-bed enhanced unit, with similar arrangements to Sarum unit. Silbury unit is a 124-bed interventions unit. Care & separation unit is eight single cells and one special accommodation cells.

Visiting hours are between 14:00 – 15:45 Thur-Sat and 9:00 – 10:45.

  • In 2002, the prison was declared in an official report as one of the finest in the country.

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  • In 2010, a prisoner attempted to escape on the prison’s tractor. He was later pursued on to a golf course, where he left the vehicle and attempted to get away on foot.

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  • HMP Erlestoke was used as a training school during World War Two.

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