HMP Wealstun

Wealstun Prison

Tel: 01937 444 400 – Church causeway, Thopr arch Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7AZ

Save Any Inmate At HMP Wealstun

75% On Their Calls

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

On 1 April 1995, HM Prisons Thorp Arch and Rudgate amalgamated to form HMP Wealstun. This was an historic development for the Prison Service, and had the effect of creating a Category C (closed) and Category D (open) prison as one establishment on a single site.

In 2008 the open prison closed and the prison underwent a conversion to provide additional category C places, the full prison commenced operation in May 2010 and can now accommodate 832 prisoners.

Tel: 01937 444 400

Operational capacity: 832

Church causeway, Thopr arch Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7AZ

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Wealstun 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 Wealstunprison 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 Wealstun prison

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HMP Wealstun is a category C prison in Thorp Arch, West Yorkshire. Opened in 1995, as an amalgamation between HMP Thorp Arch and HMP Rudgate, the prison has capacity to hold 832 male inmates.

There are 10 residential units: A-J. A and B wings are the original 196- remand buildings, housing 230 prisoners in both single and double cells. C wing holds 180 prisoners all in single cells, including two safer cells, holding the majority of prisoners on the integrated drug treatment system (IDTS) programme. D wing is a single cell accommodation unit. E, F, G, H, I & J wings were converted from a category D establishment in 2008, and hold a total of 300 inmates. H wing is mainly for prison kitchen workers.

Owen Oyston, former owner of Blackpool FC, was sentenced to 6 years in prison for the rape of a 16-year-old girl in 1996. In 1999, he was denied parole, with at least 12 months until a further application could be made (after his automatic release date).

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 09:30 – 11:30 & 13:30 – 15:30 Monday-Thursday, and 09.30 – 11.30 & 13.45 – 16.00 Saturday-Sunday.

  • An investigation was launched in July 2015 after the death of Stephen Davidson, pronounced dead at the scene he was found unresponsive.

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  • A mother was arrested in March 2017 for trying to smuggle drugs, namely 25 tablets of Subutex, into the prison for inmates.

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  • A nurse at HMP Wealstun was banned from nursing for twelve months after smuggling money and a copy of “Fifty Shades of Grey” to an inmate.

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  • A 2004 inspection found that the building was mouldy and infested with rats.

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  • In 2003, inmates were involved in a rooftop protest. Some inmates managed to stay on the roof for 30 hours.

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  • A damning report in 2010 declared that HMP Wealstun was ‘clearly slipping backwards’.

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