Peterborough Prison2018-05-16T11:22:37+01:00

HMP Peterborough

Tel: 01733 217500 – Saville Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 7PD


HMP Peterborough is the UK’s only prison holding both male and female inmates, although the two are kept separate at all times. It’s a category B local prison and has capacity for 480 males and 360 females in total. The prison opened in 2005 and is managed privately by Sodexo Justice Services. Male inmates in the establishment are from the Cambridgeshire areas, and females are from Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk. For directions to HMP Peterborough, please view the map on this page.

Tel: 01733 217500

Operational capacity: 840 (male and female)

Saville Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 7PD

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Here’s some facts about Peterborough Prison

HMP Peterborough is a category B men’s and closed category women’s prison in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Opened in 2005, the prison has capacity to hold 480 male and 360 female inmates.

The residential unit for women consists of two houseblocks. There is a dedicated self-contained mother and baby unit with 12 rooms. Houseblock 1 consists of units A1, B1, C1, D1 and E1. A1 holds young adults (18-25 years). B1 is the integrated drug treatment system unit and first night centre for those requiring detoxification or stabilisation. C1 Is the transitional care unit for those with additional needs or at risk. D1 holds prisoners serving over five years and lifers. E1 is the first night centre. Houseblock 2 consists of A2-E2. A2 holds remand prisoners, B2 holds sentenced prisoners, C2 holds enhanced level prisoners, D2 holds sentenced prisoners, and E2 holds foreign nationals.

There are 12 wings, four each on three house blocks, for men. House block 3 consists of W1, first night and induction unit, X1 the integrated drug treatment system and first night centre for those requiring detoxification or stabilisation, Y1 and Z1, holding remand prisoners. House block 4 consists of W2, X2 and Y2, holding convicted prisoners, and Z2, holding convicted prisoners on the enhanced level of the incentives and earned privileges scheme. House block 5 has Burghley wing, convicted prisoners on the enhanced level, veterans, over 50s and those participating in release on temporary licence, Cavell and Nene wings holding convicted category C men whom the prison aimed to progress to Burghley wing, and Royce wing, the safeguarding unit for vulnerable prisoners.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report for the men’s part, click here.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report for the women’s part, click here.

Visits are 13:30 – 18:30 Mon-Thu, and 13:30 – 16:30 Sat-Sun. Men’s visits are Mon-Thu, whereas Women’s visits are Tue-Thu.

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