Tel: 0191 332 3400 – Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham DH1 3HU
HMP Durham is a category B local prison, and currently holds both young offenders and adult males. It takes in both remanded and convicted inmates from the Durham, Tyneside and Cumbria courts. The prison was originally built in the early 19th century, and over the years, has been both a male and a female prison. It has a capacity of 981. If you’re planning on visiting HMP Durham and want directions, please view the map on this page.
Tel: 0191 332 3400
Operational capacity: 1017 as of 8th March 2011.
Old Elvet, Durham, County Durham DH1 3HU
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Here’s some facts about Durham Prison
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.