HMP Lewes

Lewes Prison

Tel: 01273 785 100 – 1 Brighton Road, Lewes BN7 1EA

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HMP Lewes is a local remand prison, holding both male adults and young offenders. When the prison was originally built in the 1950s, it was well outside the town of Lewes; however, over time the town has expanded and now the prison is only half a mile from the town centre. It was updated in 2008 and has a capacity of 742. If you’d like to visit HMP Lewes, please refer to the map on this page for directions.


Tel: 01273 785 100

Operational capacity: 742

1 Brighton Road, Lewes BN7 1EA

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Here's some facts about Lewes prison

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HMP Lewes is a category B local prison in the town of Lewes, West Sussex. Opened in 1853, the prison has capacity to hold 742 male inmates.

A wing provides drug and alcohol support for 134 prisoners. C wing has 150 places for sentenced and unconvicted prisoners. F wing has 147 places for both unconvicted and convicted sex offenders and others requiring protection. F1 landing is the first night and induction centre housing 30 prisoners. G wing is a care and support unit and has units for 23 vulnerable and at risk prisoners. K wing is a drug and alcohol detox unit for 22 prisoners. L wing and M wing have 80 and 94 places for sentenced category C or D prisoners respectively. The health care unit has space for 12 prisoners.

Khalid Masood, the terrorist shot dead after leading the Westminster attack of 2017, spent time here after convictions of assault, GBH and possession of an offensive weapon.

Staff at Lewes recieved pay rises of upnto £5,000 in February 2017 after a parliamentary announcement made by Elizabeth Truss.

To view the latest inspection report from the HMIP, click here.

Visiting hours are 9:30 – 11:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and 14:10 – 15:35 Monday to Sunday.

  • HMP Lewes’ most notorious inmate was Reggie Kray.

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  • In 2004, the prison officially opened its new healthcare suite, which features a 19 bed facility for assessing the mental health of the inmates

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  • 300 Finnish grenadiers were held at HMP Lewes during the Crimean War.

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