HMP Cardiff is located in the Adamstown area of the city, and is a category B local / training prison. It houses male adults, mostly those who come from the catchment area surrounding Cardiff. The prison has been there since the Victorian era, and was built to replace Cardiff Gaol, which was deemed unable to cope with the sheer volumes of prisoners. Since its construction, the prison has undergone many improvements, though has not been without its controversy. Its capacity is currently 784. If you’d like to visit HMP Cardiff, please use the map on this page.
Tel: 02920 923100
Operational capacity: 784 as of 4th September 2008
Knox Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF24 0UG
Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Cardiff 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 Cardiff 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!