HMP Rochester

Rochester Prison

Tel: 01634 803100 – 1 Fort Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3QS

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Rochester 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.

HMP Rochester is a young offender’s prison, holding sentenced inmates with sentences of up to seven years. The establishment was constructed in 1874 on a former military site just above the Medway River, but was rebuilt in the early 1900s to serve as a borstal. In its time, it was considered to be a pioneering prison, using then innovative techniques in dealing with its inmates. If you’d like to get to HMP Rochester, please find directions on the map featured on this page.

Tel: 01634 803100

Operational capacity: 658

1 Fort Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 3QS

PrisonPhone have been saving inmates at HMP Rochester 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 Rochester 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 Rochester prison

Did you know?

  • The prison is located next to HMP Cookham Wood.

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  • In 2003, the prison was criticised for not offering enough educational opportunities for its inmates. However, a report 3 years later found that the situation was improving.

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  • HMP Rochester was originally called Borstal Prison and was an experimental prison holding young offenders. It was the first prison of its kind, which led to the word ‘borstal’ being used to refer to all youth detention facilities in the country. The name ‘Borstal’ comes from a place in Kent.

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