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Guys Marsh Prison

Tel: 01747 856400 – Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0AH

HMP Guys Marsh is a category C training prison. Opened in 1960 as a borstal, Guys Marsh became a young offender’s institution (YOI) in 1984. After completion of perimeter fencing in 1992 it became a closed establishment and began to accommodate adults.

Tel: 01747 856400

Operational capacity: 578 as of April 2012

Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 0AH

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Guys Marsh 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 Guys Marsh 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!

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Here’s some facts about Guys Marsh Prison

HMP Guys Marsh is a category C prison in Shaftesbury, Dorset. Opened in 1960, the prison has capacity to hold 578 adult men.

The prison was opened as a borstal, converted into a young offenders institution, and in 2008, converted again into an adult male prison.

Anglia wing is for first night and induction, with a capacity of 86. Cambria wing holds up to 65 indeterminate sentence prisoners. Dorset wing can hold up to 67 sentenced men. Fontmell and Jubilee wings hold 40 and 38 enhanced prisoners respectively. Mercia wing holds sentenced and prisoners learning living skills. It holds up to 62 inmates. Saxon holds up to 108 of those being treated in the Integrated Substance Misuse System. Tarrant holds 11 inmates in segregation, and Wessex holds up to 66 more sentenced men.

To view the latest inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are between 13:30-15:45 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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