HMP Durham is a category B prison that holds young and adult male offenders. Located in Old Elvet, near Durham, County Durham, HMP Durham has a capacity to hold 1001. The prison opened in the early 19th century.
According to the latest inspection report, the prison has 9 wings. A wing is for remand, convicted and sentenced prisoners, short and long term. B wing landings 2,3,4 hold full-time workers. Landing 1 holds vulnerable prisoners attached to C wing. C wing is the vulnerable prisoner wing. D wing and E wing are integrated drug treatment unit. F wing is the first night centre and induction unit. I wing is the drug recovery unit, G wing is the separation and care unit, and M wing holds health care inpatients.
Mary Ann Cotton, a serial killer, spent time here after killing people with arsenic.
Visiting hours are 13:45 – 15:45 Mon-Sun, 17:15 – 19:00 Wed, and 9:30 – 11:30 Sat-Sun.