HMP Gartree

Gartree Prison

Tel: 01858 426 600– Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7RP

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Gartree 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 Gartree originally opened in 1965. Its first incarnation was as a category C training prison, before it became a maximum security category A establishment. However, in 1992, it changed to a category B prison, catering for inmates serving IPP sentences (indeterminate sentences). It is located in Market Harborough and has a capacity of 707. Many inmates in the prison are serving life sentences. If you’re visiting HMP Gartree and would like directions, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01858 426 600

Operational capacity: 707

Gallow Field Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7RP

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

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HMP Gartree is a category B prison in Gartree, Leicestershire. Opened in 1965, the prison has capacity for 708

A-D wings are the generic residential wings with single cells; part of the original 1960s build and since refurbished. G wing is a drug recovery unit, comprising of all single cells, opened in 2005. H wing is a unit for the older population and is the psychologically informed planned environment (PIPE) unit, comprising of all single cells, opened in 2005. I wing is a stand-alone induction wing housing up to 30 prisoners in double cells. Gartree therapeutic community (GTC) holds up to 24 in single cells. TC+ is a designated unit for prisoners with learning difficulties or personality disorders who require additional assistance and guidance, and comprises of 12 single cells. The segregation unit has 12 beds.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

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

  • Muslim extremists managed to take control of an entire block of the prison.

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  • Ian Brady and Fred West spent parts of their sentences here.

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  • HMP Gartree is famous for its helicopter break-out in 1987. Two prisoners managed to escape the exercise yard via a hijacked helicopter


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  • Notable ex-inmates include Reggie Kray, Charles Bronson, Fred West and Ian Brady.


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  • The prison has one of the highest numbers of older inmates in the country. In 2004, it was found that 400 of the prisoners were over the age of 50.


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