HMP Wayland

Wayland Prison

Tel: 01953 804100Griston, Thetford, Norfolk IP25 6RL

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HMP Wayland is situated in Griston, near Thetford in Norfolk. It is a category C training prison holding adult males, and has a capacity of 1,017. The prison originally opened in 1985, and since then, has been added to significantly, increasing its capacity by some margin. It offers a variety of educational courses and workshops to its inmates. If you’re visiting HMP Wayland and would like to get directions, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01953 804100

Operational capacity: 1,017

Griston, Thetford, Norfolk IP25 6RL

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Wayland 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 Wayland 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).

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Here's some facts about Wayland prison

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HMP Wayland is a category C men’s training prison in Griston (near Thetford), Norfolk. Opened in 1985, the prison has capacity to hold 1,017 male inmates.

A wing is the induction unit and a high risk unit. B and C wings are normal and high risk units. D is the Integrated Drug Treatment Service. E in the enhanced unit, F is the Release On Temporary License unit, G is the Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners trust unit, and H is an enhanced prisoners unit. Wings J, K and L are normal locations. M is another enhanced unit, and N is the drug free wing. Wings A-H are single cells, and wings J-N are double.

A prisoner moved from HMP Wayland had caused two assaults here and one in HMP Lincoln in just three days. The first assault took place at Wayland at about 13:30 on July 21st 2017, and it was confirmed that a bladed weapon was used.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 09:30 – 13:30 on Mondays, and 14:00 – 16:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

  • A class A drug called Subutex was found with a man from Wymondham entering the prison.

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  • A prisoner at HMP Wayland attacked a prison guard and shouted “this is for Allah” in July 2017. Attacks in Wayland have been increasing over the years.

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  • In 2007, the prison came under criticism for not offering enough mental health care for its inmates.

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  • Reggie Kray was held at this prison until his release in 2000.

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  • Jeffrey Archer was held at HMP Wayland in 2001. He wrote a diary at this time, which is published in ‘Prison Diary 2: Wayland- Purgatory’.

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