HMP Huntercombe

Huntercombe Prison

Tel: 01491 643100 – Huntercombe Place, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 5SB

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75% On Their Calls

Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Huntercombe 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 Huntercombe is a category C prison that houses adult males. It also only holds foreign nationals, in a bid to support the government with deportation of foreign national offenders. The prison, which opened in 1946, is located in Henley-on-Thames and has a capacity of 430. It was briefly used as an internment camp in the war. If you’re looking for directions to HMP Huntercombe, please view the map on this page.


Tel: 01491 643100

Operational capacity: 1348

Huntercombe Place, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 5SB

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

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HMP Huntercombe is a category C prison in Nuffield, Oxfordshire. Opened as a prison in 1946, Huntercombe has capacity to hold 480 men. HMP Huntercombe only accommodates foreign nationals over 21 years of age.

There are five residential units in total: Patterson, Rich, Howard, Fry and Mountbatten. Mountbatten is a modern unit of traditional gallery design and has 120 single cells. Howard, Fry, Rich and Patterson are self-contained units unique in design to Huntercombe, and can each hold 90 prisoners, some in both single and double cells. Patterson is currently used as the induction/first night unit and also contains a spur for some enhanced prisoners who are unlocked for longer periods.

The prison opened as a internment building in 1946. In 1984, the prison was converted to a borstal, then in 2000 into a juvenile prison. In 2010, the prison converted again into an adult prison due to a drop in juvenile prison population, then in 2012, it turned to foreign nationals.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 09:30 – 11:30 & 14:00 – 16:00 Mon-Fri.

  • Nine drones crashed in prison yards across the country in October 2015, including some in HMP Huntercombe.

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  • HMP Huntercombe once held Rudolf Hess, who was deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler during WWII.

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  • In 2007, an inspection found that HMP Huntercombe had excellent race relations between staff and inmates.

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  • Rudolf Hess was briefly imprisoned here, after parachuting into Scotland.

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  • A 2002 report found that the prison was severely overcrowded and unsafe for inmates.

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