Tel: 01777 862 000 – Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8EU
HMP Ranby is a category C male adult working prison with a capacity of 1,098. Originally a Second World War army camp, the building was converted into a prison in the early 1970s, and many of the original units are still used to this day. In recent years, the prison has been dogged by bad press, criticising conditions, lack of control and high levels of violence.
HMP Ranby was selected in 2016 to become one of six prisons that are piloting the prison reform scheme which the government described as ‘the biggest shake-up since Victorian times’
Tel: 01777 862 000
Operational capacity: 1098
Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8EU
Prison phone are committed to prison reform too, We believe that strong family ties are vital to a successful rehabilitation program and as such we have been reducing the cost of calls from the prison pay phones at HMP Ranby since back in 2013.
Inmates that maintain strong family times are 6 times less likely to re-offend upon release.
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Here’s some facts about Ranby Prison
HMP Ranby is a category C men’s prison in Ranby, Nottinghamshire. Opened in 1972, the prison has capacity to hold 1,038 male inmates.
The prison consists of house blocks 1-7. House block 1 is the induction wing with single and double cells. House block 2 North is a general wing and South is a drug treatment wing. House block 3 is a general wing. House block 4 consists of 30 double occupancy cells with integral sanitation and showers. House block 5 consists of single cells, and houses 192 prisoners who are lower risk, older, disabled and night shift working prisoners. House blocks 6 and 7 have single and double cells with integral sanitation, holding 60 prisoners each. House block 7 has facilities for older prisoners.
In 2014, a riot, in which 60 inmates participated in, broke out, and a fire was started at HMP Ranby. The riot started at 12:30, and continued up to 20:00. The fire was quickly put under control by fifteen fully-equipped firefighters.
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Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:00 Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, and 09:00 – 11:00 Saturdays and Sundays.