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Swaleside Prison

Tel: 01795 804100 – Brabazon Road, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent ME12 4AX

HMP Swaleside is a category B training prison, currently holding adult males serving sentences of 4 years or more. It is one of the prisons in the Sheppey Cluster; an amalgamation of three prisons in total. The other prisons in the group are HMP Elmley and HMP Standford Hill. Operational capacity at HMP Swaleside is 1,112. If you’d like to find out how to get to this prison, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01795 804100

Operational capacity: 1112 as of 3rd February 2010

Brabazon Road, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent ME12 4AX

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

HMP Swaleside is a category B men’s prison in Eastchurch, on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Opened in 1988, the prison has capacity to hold 1,112 male inmates. It is an active part of the Sheppey cluster of prisons (consisting of HMP Standford Hill, HMP Elmley and HMP Swaleside.)

A wing and C wing hold 126 prisoners each. B wing holds 126 prisoners, including people separated for their own protection and those involved in the managing challenging behaviour programme. D wing holds 126 prisoners, including those in the induction unit. E wing holds 120 prisoners on the enhanced regime. F wing also holds 120 prisoners, mainly those in the PIPE. G wing holds 178 prisoners including those involved in the integrated drug treatment system (IDTS). H wing holds 178 prisoners, including those on the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust programme. The segregation unit holds 25-bed unit, and the health care unit is a 17-bed inpatient unit.

60 inmates at HMP Swaleside started a riot in late December 2016. It started in the 22nd December, when fires were lit in the prison, and was halted in the early hours of the 23rd December 2017.

MI5 agent Michael Bettany was jailed in 1984 for “offering secrets to Russia”. He was held at HMP Swaleside for part of his sentence before parole in 1998.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:00 Mon-Sun.

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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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