HMP Pentonville

Pentonville Prison

Tel:020 7023 7000 – Caledonian Road, London N7 8TT

Save Any Inmate At HMP Pentonville

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Pentonville 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 Pentonville is one of London’s better known prisons and has been operational since 1842. The establishment has a capacity of 1,310 and is a category B / C men’s prison, holding only adults. Although called HMP Pentonville, the prison is actually located in the Borough of Islington in London. It officially opened in 1842.

We looked into the history of HMP Pentonville and found out some interesting facts, Did you know it was the UK’s first modern prison?


UK Prison History Uncovered: HMP Pentonville


If you’re planning on visiting the prison and you’d like to find out how to get there, you can use the map on this page.


Tel: 020 7023 7000

Operational capacity: 1310

Caledonian Road, London N7 8TT

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

Did you know?

  • When the prison first opened, inmates were not allowed to speak to each other. During their exercise, they were forced to wear cloth masks over their heads.


    Pentonville Fact 3
  • Famous ex-inmates include Dr Crippen, Pete Doherty (singer of The Libertines), Boy George and Oscar Wilde.


    Pentonville Fact 2
  • The final execution at HMP Pentonville was in 1961. The inmate was Edwin Bush, a 21 year old who was the first person in the UK to be caught through the use of an Identikit facial composite system. He was the last person in London to be executed.


    Pentonville Fact 1
  • A 2015 report describes a prison of Squalor, Violence and Cockroaches take a look at our coverage

    Pentonville Prison Blog post


    Pentonville Fact 4


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