HMP Wetherby

Wetherby Prison

Tel: 01937 544 200 – York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 5ED

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Wetherby 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 Wetherby is a juvenile centre, which houses male inmates between the ages of 15 and 17. It has a capacity of 360 and is situated in the village of Wetherby in West Yorkshire. The prison was originally a borstal when it opened in 1958, and in the years that followed, it has been a youth custody centre, both open and closed. If you’d like to visit HMP Wetherby, please refer to the map on this page for directions.


Tel: 01937 544 200

Operational capacity: 360

York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS22 5ED

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Wetherby 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 Wetherby 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 Wetherby prison

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HMP Wetherby is a male juvenile’s prison in Wetherby, West Yorkshire. Opened in 1958, the prison has capacity to hold 272 male juvenile inmates.

The prison consists of wings A-F and K. Anson is the care and separation unit, and Benbow is the long-term and life-sentenced inmates unit. Collingwood, Drake and Exmouth are standard accommodation blocks. Frobisher is a first night facility and standard accommodation unit, and Keppel is the specialist complex issues unit.

In February 2016, all the detainees were put on lockdown due to rising violence levels towards other detainees and staff. This continued for two months and lead to the stabbing of a prison officer.

HMP Wetherby had 54 fires reported between January and December 2016, the highest number in West Yorkshire (followed by HMP Leeds). Nationally, there were 2,560 fires in that time, with Wetherby contributing 2.1%.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 18:30 – 20:00 on Wednesdays, and 09:30 – 11:30 & 14:30 – 16:30 on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • A prison officer was found hanged while on duty in October 2009, and the alarm was raised at 19:20 after a member of staff forced his way into the office.

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  • A youth who left a city centre worker fighting for his life after stabbing him during a fight on his work break has been sent to Wetherby young offender’s institute for six and a half years.

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  • HMYOI Wetherby was put on lockdown after multiple assaults on staff in February 2016.

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  • The prison has a special unit for vulnerable inmates in custody, which was added in 2009.

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  • The education programme available in the prison is supplied by Manchester College.

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  • HMP Wetherby is situated on a former Naval base.

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