Usk Prison 2018-05-16T11:13:05+00:00

Usk Prison

Tel: 01291 671600 – 47 Maryport Street, Usk, Gwent NP15 1XP

HMP Usk has now been amalgamated with HMP Prescoed. It first opened in 1844 as a House of Correction, before becoming County Gaol in 1870. After a brief closure in 1922, it reopened as a borstal, until 1964 when it became a Detention Centre. These days, the prison is a category C adult establishment for vulnerable prisoners such as sex offenders. It has a capacity of 273. If you’re planning to visit HMP Usk and would like directions, you can use the map on this page to help you.

Tel: 01291 671600

Operational capacity: 250

47 Maryport Street, Usk, Gwent NP15 1XP

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

HMP Usk is a category C prison in Usk, Monmouthshire. Opened in 1844, the prison has capacity hold 273 male inmates. HMP Usk is a part of an amalgamation of two prisons: Usk and Prescoed in Coed-y-paen.

The accommodation is made up of four wings, of which three (A, B and C) are two-storey landings and one a single-storey unit, commissioned in 2003.

Inmates from HMP Usk are employed in The Clink in Cardiff from HMP Usk/Prescoed, and a group were seen in a park, drinking cider, and reporters worry they were smoking Spice (a synthetic cannabis).

The prison holds only sex offenders, and restricts the hold of those in denial. Those to be received by HP Usk must be in security categories C or D, with a minimum of 6 months left to serve, or no less than 9 months until their tariff expiry date.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 14:30 – 16:00 on Wednesdays, and 17:00 – 19:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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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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