HMP Nottingham

Nottingham Prison

Tel: 0115 872 4000 – Perry Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG5 3AG

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Nottingham 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 Nottingham is a category B adult male local prison, which serves the courts of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. It’s situated in the Sherwood area of Nottingham and has stood there since 1890, when it was originally opened as a city jail. The building was entirely reconstructed in 1912 and was significantly expanded in 2010, increasing its capacity to 1,060 inmates. If you want to find out how to get to HMP Nottingham, please refer to the map on this page.


Tel: 0115 872 4000

Operational capacity: 1060

Perry Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG5 3AG

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Nottingham 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 Nottingham 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 Nottingham prison

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HMP Nottingham is a category B prison in the Sherwood area of Nottingham. Opened in 1890 as a city gaol, the prison has capacity to hold 1,060 male inmates.

A wing is the integrated drug treatment system with 122 cells holding up to 180 prisoners. B wing holds general population in 160 cells holding up to 220 inmates. C wing holds general population & full-time workers in 64 cells holding up to 110 inmates. D wing is the first night centre & induction, with 99 cells holding up to 155 men. E wing holds general population with 100 cells holding up to 155 men. F wing also holds general population in 77 cells holding up to 100 men. G wing is vulnerable prisoner unit. There are 98 cells holding up to 140 vulnerable prisoners.

A prisoner gouged out his own eyes on the 22nd July 2014. It is thought he was protesting as temperatures in the cells reached 25°C. A witness stated “Somebody cut their eyes out of their face. He was protesting. The heat is just so high. Prisoners simply can’t deal with it.”

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 09:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Ricky Slade, a paedophile , was caught by an online ‘paedophile hunting’ group, who set up fake profiles on social media as targets. He was found dead on the 3rd of February 2017.

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  • Daniel Gilbert was jailed in July 2017 for breaching sexual prevention orders under a fake name.

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  • An inmate at HMP Nottingham reported the use of Black Mamba is rife, as prisoners used to say that the ‘Mambulance’ was coming.

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  • Also in 2004, inmates voluntarily took part in a drug testing scheme. Prisoners who remained drug-free were given the opportunity to reduce their sentences.

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  • In 2004, a report was published, stating that the Victorian wing of the prison was in such a bad state of deterioration that in winter, temperatures plummeted as low as 10°C.

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  • One of HMP Nottingham’s community projects include regular visits from local children with special needs.

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