Wormwood Scrubs Prison 2018-05-16T11:11:27+00:00

Wormwood Scrubs Prison

Tel: 020 8588 3200PO Box 757, Du Cane Road, London W12 0AE

HMP Wormwood Scrubs is a category B adult male prison, which accepts inmates from courts in the local catchment area. It has a capacity of 1,279 and is situated on Du Cane Road in London. The prison was originally built in the Victorian era; though over the years, extra wings have been added and refurbished. It is often referred to as ‘The Scrubs’.

The prison came under fire in a 2015 report that has branded the it in “poor condition” this has been said to have been toned down as a leaked report that was handed to a journalist at the Guardian branded the prison as in a “shameful condition”

The full story can be see by visiting our blog page here:

‘Dickensian Squalor’ – HMP Wormwood Scrubs’ Latest Damning Report

If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Wormwood Scrubs, please use the map on this page.

Tel: 020 8588 3200

Operational capacity: 1279

PO Box 757, Du Cane Road, London W12 0AE

If you have a loved one currently in Wormwood scrubs prison and would like to reduce the cost they pay for a call to your mobile phone then our price plans can help.

We reduce the cost of a call from the pay phones inside of wormwood scrubs from an average of 40p per minute down to a maximum of 10p per minute helping to stretch your loved ones phone credit further.

Send me Wormwood Scrubs prison details via FREE SMS

Here’s some facts about Wormwood Scrubs Prison

HMP Wormwood Scrubs is a category B men’s prison in the London borough of White City. Opened in 1874, the prison gas capacity to hold 1,279 male inmates.

The prison’s accommodation consists of wings A-E. A wing holds remand and short sentenced inmates. B wing holds mostly full-time workers. C wing is where the Integrated Drug Treatment System is. D holds those in which the cell-sharing risk is “high”. E wing accommodates prisoners attending education services.

The HMIP have said the prison is “rat-infested and overcrowded”, and the number of assaults on inmates and staff was double that found in similar institutions.

A strike in 2016 saw over 50 officers walk out, resulting in prisoners being locked up and visits being cancelled. The staff walked out over fears to their safety as drugs and weapons are “flooded” in the prison.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 09:00 – 11:00 Monday-Saturday, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

More Facts

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.

sign up
View price plans

Recent Blogs