HMP Frankland

Frankland Prison

Tel: 0191 376 5000 – Brasside, Durham, County Durham DH1 5YD

Save Any Inmate At HMP Frankland

75% On Their Calls

Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Frankland 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 Frankland is a category A male prison in County Durham. It holds adult males serving sentences of 4 years or over and has a capacity of 808. Prisoners are divided across four wings and all cells are single occupancy. A range of education courses are offered at the prison by Manchester College; covering a wide range of subjects, from basic skills to higher education qualifications. If you need directions to HMP Frankland, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 0191 376 5000

Operational capacity: 808 as of July 2013

Brasside, Durham, County Durham DH1 5YD

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Frankland 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 Frankland 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!

To open an account in less than 3 minutes please use the button below!


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Here's some facts about Frankland prison.

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HMP Frankland is a category A men’s prison in Brasside, County Durham. Opened in 1983, the prison can hold up to 844 men at a time. Frankland is often nicknamed the “Monster Mansion”, a name shared with HMP Wakefield.

In total, there are seven residential wings, all with single cells and integral sanitation. A, B, C and D wings are the original wings, each holding 108 vulnerable prisoners. A wing holds enhanced prisoners, B1 landing holds older men and those with disabilities, and D1 is for induction. F, G and J wings are the newer wings, holding non-vulnerable prisoners. F wing has 120 places, G wing has 88 places (including 18 beds on G4 for men over 50), and J wing has 120 places. The three Westgate units, when fully operational, hold 65 prisoners total, with the psychologically informed planned environment (PIPE) unit holding an additional 21, making the total for Westgate, 86 places. Health care has 13 places, and segregation unit has 28 cells.

To view the latest inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are between 14:00-16:00 Tuesday-Sunday.

  • Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, was sentenced to 50 years in prison, and is currently in HMP Frankland.

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  • HMP Frankland has a specialist Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder unit.

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  • In 2011, convicted paedophile Mitchell Harrison was disembowelled and murdered in his cell by two other inmates. The previous year, Ian Huntley had his throat slashed with a knife.

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  • HMP Frankland has a number of famous inmates, both past and present; including Soham murderer Ian Huntley, Harold Shipman and Charles Bronson.

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