HMP The Mount

The Mount Prison

Tel: 01442 836300 – Molyneaux Avenue, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 0NZ

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HMP The Mount is located in Bovingdon, just outside Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. It’s a category C adult male training prison, with a capacity of 770, which offers both full and part-time education to inmates. It originally opened in 1987, when it was an establishment for young offenders. However, nowadays, it only accepts adult prisoners. If you’re planning to visit HMP The Mount and would like directions, please use the map on this page.

Tel: 01442 836300

Operational capacity: 770

Molyneaux Avenue, Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 0NZ

With call costs from HMP The Mount being so high to mobile phones its often hard for inmates to keep in touch with loved ones. The Prison Phone service has been running since 2013 and helps prisoners at The Mount make calls to friends and family at a greatly reduced rate.

To get an account for your loved one to use just visit fill out the short sign up form online.

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Here's some facts about The Mount prison

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HMP The Mount is a category C training prison in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire. Opened in 1987, the prison has the capacity to hold 1032 male inmates.

Annex is a pre-release wing holding 36 prisoners. Fowler and Brister are enhanced wings holding a total of 112 and 110 prisoners respectively. Lakes and Ellis are standard wings holding a total of 117 prisoners each. Howard is a standard wing holding 110 prisoners. Dixon is a standard/Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt) wing holding 120 prisoners. Narey is the older prisoner wing holding 60 prisoners. Nash is the induction/resettlement wing holding 250 prisoners.

Daniel Kelly was sentenced to 14 months in prison for attempting to supply offenders in HMP Elmley, HMP Wandsworth and HMP The Mount with drugs.

A group of inmates filmed themselves having a “drug fueled party” in October 2015. Six inmates are seen cramped in a cell smoking drugs from a “homemade bong”, and showing off a pot of blue pills, saying “Yes, we have the f***ing steroids, my friend.”.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 14:00 – 1600 Wednesday to Friday, and 09:15 – 11:15 & 14:00 – 16:00 Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Ian Acheson told the government that the army might be needed to control the prison system after riots in HMP The Mount and HMP Erlestoke.

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  • A two day riot occured between the 31st July and 1st August 2017, resolved just before 17:00 BST on the 1st August.

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  • In the past, the prison has teamed with Hertfordshire Highways, encouraging inmates to work on repairing damaged roadwork signs.

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  • A 2005 report declared that HMP The Mount had a significant drug problem, and that bullying was rife amongst inmates.

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  • The prison was built on the site of an RAF station.

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