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Stafford Prison

Tel: 01785 773000 – 54 Gaol Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AW

A closed training prison for category C male prisoners. HMP Stafford was first opened in 1793 as the New Staffordshire Gaol and although some of the original building remains, the present establishment is mainly Victorian (notably the Main Hall and Crescent wings).

Tel: 01785 773000

Operational capacity: 741 as of 1st May 2009

54 Gaol Road, Stafford, Staffordshire ST16 3AW

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Stafford 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 Stafford 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 Stafford Prison

HMP Stafford is a category C prison in Stafford, Staffordshire. Opened in 1793, the orison has capacity to hold 751 male inmates. Since 2014, the prison only holds and accepts sex offenders.

The seven wings, A to G wing, all hold sex offenders. All wings provide normal accommodation and D wing also holds prisoners on induction.

William Palmer, also known as “the Rigeley Poisoner” or “the Prince of Poisoners”, was executed at Stafford Gaol on the 14th June 1856. Palmer was sentenced to death  for the murder of John Cook, a friend who he killed over horseracing and betting. He was executed by George Smith, another former inmate at Stafford Gaol for theft (also known as ” Throttler Smith”). Smith’s career as a hangman lasted from 1940 – 1972.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:00 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from this prison by up to 75%! This enables prisoners to get the support and love that they are missing from home, while reducing costs for the inmate. Find out more below.

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