HMP Ford

Ford Prison

Tel: 01903 663000– Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0BX

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Ford 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 Ford is a category D adult male prison, which converted to an open prison in 1960. It accepts offenders with under 2 years of their sentence left to serve and has a capacity of 557. The offences of inmates vary, but as a general rule, the prison doesn’t accept those who have convictions for Arson, or certain sexual offences. Some violent offenders are considered, but only after a thorough risk assessment. If you’d like to find out how to reach HMP Ford, just refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01903 663000

Operational capacity: 557 as of 5th August 2008

Arundel, West Sussex BN18 0BX

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

Did you know?

HMP Ford is a category D prison in Arundel, West Sussex. The site was initially RAF Ford, then RNAS Ford, before being converted to an open prison in 1960 with a capacity of 524.

The residential area is built up from huts and landings with single and double rooms, most from the original Royal Navy base. A block comprises brick-built accommodation with 11 landings of single rooms, and B block comprises 22 huts with mainly shared rooms.

Khalid Masood, the terrorist who carried out the Westminster atrocity, spent time here after being convicted of GBH, possession of an offensive weapon and assault after attending HMP Wayland and HMP Lewes

A reporter from The Sun broke in to the prison and wrote a report about his experiences. He said “a senior prison officer at the jail told me anonymously that security at McDonald’s was tougher than at Ford.”

To view the latest inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 18:00 – 20:00 on Wednesdays, and 14:00 – 16:00 Fridays to Sundays.

  • Five inmates filmed themselves doing the 'mannequin challenge' in the prison and uploaded the video onto an Instagram account called "HMP Ford's Finest", which also features them trying to rap a song.

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  • HMP Ford only takes inmates with less than two years left of their sentence.

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  • Notable former inmates include George Best, the politician Andy Cunningham and Lord Brockett.

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  • Some of the prisoners who escaped in the 1970s are still missing.

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  • HMP Ford controversially ‘lost’ 89 inmates in 2014. The Ministry of Justice announced that ‘immediate’ changes needed to be made to tighten security.

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