HMP Brixton is located in Lambeth, in inner south London. It has been a resettlement prison since July 2012, and currently holds category C/D prisoners. The original buildings date back as far as 1819, when it was then called the Surrey House of Correction. In these early years, overcrowding was a serious problem. However, by the mid-19th century, conditions had started to improve. These days, HMP Brixton holds up to 798 prisoners.
Brixton Prison has had its fair share of famous inmates. The philosopher Bertrand Russell was imprisoned there on two separate occasions, and the infamous Kray twins were also incarcerated within its walls. One of Brixton Prison’s most famous inmates was Mick Jagger, who was sentenced on drugs-related charges.
Our blog post entitled;
UK Prison History Uncovered: HMP Brixton
looks into the full history of HMP Brixton from when it was first constructed back in 1820 to when the Clink a fine dining restaurant was opened within its walls in 2014.
If you’re planning on visiting the prison, the map on this page may help with directions.
Tel: 020 8588 6000
Operational capacity: 798 as of 24th August 2008
P O Box 369, Jebb Avenue, London SW2 5XF
The Prison Phone service has been running since 2013 and since that time has helped many of the inmates at Brixton prison to stay in touch with their friends and family aiding in their rehabilitation.
To find out how Prison Phone are reducing the cost of calls from the HMP Brixton pay phones to any UK mobile phone just take a look at the short video we have put together.