HMP Maidstone

Maidstone Prison

Tel: 01622 775 300 – 36 County Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1UZ

Save Any Inmate At HMP Maidstone

75% On Their Calls

Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Maidstone 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 Maidstone is a category C prison with a capacity of 600, housing only adult male foreign nationals who have no less than 3 and no more than 27 months left to serve of their sentence. It’s situated on the outskirts of Maidstone and dates back to 1819, when it was considered one of the most advanced prisons in the county. Parts of the original building still stand, making it the one of the oldest penal establishments in the UK. If you’re visiting HMP Maidstone and would like directions, please refer to the map on this page.


Tel: 01622 775 300

Operational capacity: 600

36 County Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1UZ

The Prison Phone service started saving prisoners within HMP Maidstone back in 2013 and since then almost a third of inmates here use he service to contact fiends and family.

Our service dedicates a secure and fully compliant BT landline number to your existing mobile phone which means the inmate only pays local rates to call you on your mobile phone.

The video on this page explains a bit more but to put it simply:


You sign up

We supply a dedicated line

 The inmate saves 75% on their calls to you!


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Here's some facts about Maidstone prison

Did you know?

HMP Maidstone is a category C working prison in Maidstone, Kent. Opened in 1819, and re-roled to a foreign nationals’ prison and Home Office Immigration Enforcement centre in 2013, the prison has capacity to hold 600 men.

There are four residential units and one segregation unit. The Kent unit was built in 1850, and holds up to 178 prisoners, mainly in single cells. The Medway unit was built in 1966, and holds 101 prisoners in single cells. The Thanet unit was built in 1909 but extended in the 1970s to hold 174 prisoners in single cells. The Weald unit was built in 2009, and holds 149 prisoners.

Prisoners were given £5 at Christmas time in 2015 to call their families. A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said “This credit is for prisoners to speak to their families using the prison phone system and cannot be used elsewhere.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 14:00 – 15:45 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 14:00 – 16:00 Saturdays and Sundays.

  • ‘Bullies’ at HMP Maidstone forced other inmates to test the strengths of experimental drugs, including Spice and Black Mamba.

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  • ‘Inmates’ at Kent’s prisons have been reviewing their stays online. One commented on Google “The food is good. You don’t have to spend a penny.”

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  • A visitor to the prison was charged with the supply of class A drugs and possession of class B drugs. He was bailed on the 25th July 2017, and appeared in court on the 8th September 2017.

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  • The original sections of the building are constructed from local stone called Kentish Ragstone.

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  • The prison’s façade was used for the opening credits of the hit TV show Porridge.

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  • Reggie Kray married Roberta Jones at HMP Maidstone.

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