HMP Moorland

Moorland Prison

Tel: 01302 523000 – Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN7 6BW

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HMP Moorland is a category C prison holding both male adults and young offenders. It has a total capacity of 1,006, and is situated close to Doncaster in Yorkshire. The prison caters for all types of sentences, though not adult ‘lifers’, and is jointly managed by HMP Hatfield. After their sentence is complete, inmates are either released directly from the prison or transferred to Hatfield.

An unannounced inspection of HMP/YOI Moorland between 1 – 12 February 2016 stated,

‘The availability of new psychoactive substances was threatening to undermine
recent progress at Moorland’, said Peter Clarke, Chief Inspector of Prisons.




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Tel: 01302 523000

Operational capacity: 1006

Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN7 6BW

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Here's some facts about Moorland prison

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HMP Moorland is a category C men’s prison near Hatfield, South Yorkshire. In 2011, Moorland Open was renamed to HMP Hatfield, and Moorland Closed was renamed to HMP Moorland. Moorland has capacity for 1,006 male inmates.

There are six residential house blocks holding a mix of adults and young offenders. House blocks 1 to 4 each hold between 155 and 170 prisoners; house blocks 3 and 4 hold only adult sex offenders. House block 5 has 120 single cells. House block 6 has 180 single cells. House block 7 is a single landing with 23 cells, a gated cell and a Listener suite, and is also used for inductions. The segregation unit has 26 single cells and two special accommodation cells.

Adam Johnson, former footballer for Sunderland FC, was arrested in March 2015 on suspicion of having sexual activity with an undarage girl, aged 15 at the time. He had a trial in 2016, in which he pleaded guilty of one of three counts of sexual activity with an underage girl, and grooming. In March 2016, he was sentenced to six years in prison for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15. He was jailed in HMP Moorland on the 15th April 2016.

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Visiting hours are 13:40 – 15:45 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Sex attacker John Renner Dillon, jailed for life after raping a pensioner and a 15 year old girl, died of natural causes in December 2016.

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  • An inmate who scalded another prisoner with a kettle of boiling water was sentenced to extra time.

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  • A 2006 report found the prison to provide a ‘safe and respectful’ environment for its inmates.

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  • In 2005, a large riot broke out when 40 prisoners refused to return to their cells. It took 4 hours to get the situation under control.

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  • One of HMP Moorland’s more notable inmates is Juress Kika, who murdered Ben Kinsella in 2008.

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