Standford Hill Prison
Tel: 01795 884500 – Church Road, Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent ME12 4AA
The Sheppey Cluster is an amalgamation of the three establishments; Elmley, Standford Hill, and Swaleside.
HMP Standford Hill is part of an amalgamation of three prisons, known collectively as the Sheppey Cluster. The other establishments included in this are HMP Elmley and HMP Swaleside. The prison first opened in 1950, but the accommodation now used by inmates was constructed in 1986. It’s a category D open prison holding sentenced male adults, and has a capacity of 464. If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Standford Hill, simply use the map on this page.
Tel: 01795 884500
Operational capacity: 464
Church Road, Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent ME12 4AA
Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Standford Hill 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 Standford Hill 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 Standford Hill Prison
HMP Standford Hill is a category D prison in Eastchurch on the Isle of Shelley, Kent. Opened in 1950, the prison has capacity to hold 464 male inmates. It is an active part of the Sheppey Cluster, which contained HMP Swaleside, HMP Elmley and HMP Standford Hill, before HMP Elmley left.
There were three wings: A wing, the induction unit, held 192; B wing held 192; and C wing held 80 predominately paid workers.
Michael Wheatley, also known as “the Skull Cracker”, was kept at Standford Hill after being given 13 life sentences in 2002 for a series of bank robberies. He was released on temporary licence in May 2014, and failed to return. Wheatley admitted 13 counts of robbery and 13 counts of possession of an imitation firearm – a blank firing semi-automatic pistol – in his trial in October 2002. He gathered £45 thousand from the raids.
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Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:00 Tuesdays to Thursdays.