HMP Dartmoor is one of the UK’s most famous and notorious prisons. It’s gained such a reputation that it even has its own museum! It’s located in Princetown, in the heart of Dartmoor; and is a category C training prison for adults. The building was originally constructed in the early 1800s and was built to house prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars. These days, its capacity is 659.
One of Dartmoor’s most famous escapees was Frank Mitchell – also known as ‘The Mad Axeman’. Rather than facing the moors, he was picked up outside the prison by associates of the Kray Twins. However, this turned out to be a bad decision for Mitchell, who was murdered later that year by the Krays.
Our blog post explores the history of HMP Dartmoor so please take a look by clicking the following link;
UK Prison history uncovered: HMP Dartmoor
If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Dartmoor, please view the map on this page.
Tel: 01822 322000
Operational capacity: 659
Princetown, Yelverton, Devon PL20 6RR
The Prison Phone service has been running since 2013 and since that time has helped many of the inmates at Dartmoor prison to stay in touch with their friends and family aiding in their rehabilitation.
Our range of low cost phone tariffs can really help if you know an inmate at Dartmoor prison, With a package from us the inmates call costs will be reduced by around 75% to just 10p per minute when calling a mobile.