HMP Blantyre House is an adult male category “C/D” prison in Goudhurst, Kent. It was a country house taken over by the prison commission in 1954. It accepts prisoners with no history of arson, prisoners willing to participate in compliance testing, with identified needs of resettlement, or whose resettlement plan is likely to be in the south east. It has a capacity of 122.
The prison focuses on resettlement, so education is compulsory for the prisoners to complete.
The prison was set to close in 2015 temporarily while renovation works took place
Notable former prisoners include Satpal Ram, who was convicted of killing another man (Clarke Pearce) in a fight in Birmingham in 1986. He was released from HMP Blantyre House in June 2002.
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Visiting times are Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 13:45 to 16:00, with no need to pre-book. Prisoners are allowed out on town visits when they are category D prisoners.