Dovegate Prison in Staffordshire, UK

HMP Dovegate has the UK’s only privately run purpose-built therapeutic facility. The therapy offered help offenders stop their pattern of offending.

Security class: Category B Adult Male

Capacity: 1060

Address:Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8XR

Telephone (24 hours): 01283 829400


Dovegate Prison, UK Website:

Direction: View Dovegate Prison in Staffordshire, UK on Google maps

How to reach Dovegate Prison by Train, Bus & Car?

Near By Station:  Hatton and Tutbury. The nearest mainline station is Burton on Trent.

By Car: Dovegate Prison located on the Staffordshire and Derbyshire border, approximately 10 minutes from the A50.The nearest motorway junctions are, M1 J24a (South) M1, J23 (North) and M6 J16.

By Bus Service: Limited bus service from Uttoxeter and Burton on Trent (not Sunday or public holidays).

Visitors instructions to enter Dovegate Prison, UK

  • Children under the age of 18 can only visit if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • The cafe is now fully open, offering light refreshments up to a value of £20 per visit
  • Personal belongings put in a locker in the Visitors Centre or left locked in their vehicle. Visitors will need a £1 coin for the locker. This is refundable.
  • Before the visit an officer will tell the rules. If you break, your visit will be cancelled/banned from the next visit.

Safer custody hotline at Dovegate Prison

 Dovegate Prison safer custody hotline:  08008 778828 (you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a man in Dovegate, call the safeguarding line)

How to book and visit Dovegate Prison?

Required Documents

  • Required ID with you when you go
  • Prisoner’s Name and Number
  • Visitor(s) Name and DOB

Family and friends visits:

To book an online for visit, please click here.

Telephone: 0800 8778951

Booking times: Monday to Friday, 10am and 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

Visiting times 09.00-11.30, 13.30-16.00

Legal and professional visits:

To book an online for legal visit, please click here.

How to contact a prisoner in other ways in Dovegate Prison, UK?

Purple Visits video call

  • Download the Purple Visits App on a smartphone or tablet and register on there.
  • All bookings can be made directly through the App.


  • Email a Prisoner has become a vital tool for family and friends to maintain strong family ties

Prison Voicemail

How to send money and gifts/parcels to the prisoners at Dovegate Prison?

  • Send  money to prison free and fast online service 
  • Postal orders and cheques should be made payable to “Serco Limited” with the senders name and address clearly written on the back of the cheque or postal order, along with the prisoners name and number.
  • If you are unable to use a computer, smart phone, internet or do not have a debit card, then apply for an ‘exemption’ to send money through the post
  • Allowed by Limited parcels.
  • The parcel must be clearly labelled with what’s inside and include the person’s name and prisoner number on the parcel.
  • All parcels will be opened and checked by officers.
  • Property can only be handed in on a booked visit, no property will be accepted if there is no associated visit booked.

How to contact the Therapeutic Community Referrals Team?

The Therapeutic Community at HMP Dovegate is a purpose built 200 bed facility with four 40 bed Communities, a 20 bed Induction Unit and a 20 bed Therapeutic Community plus for those with learning disabilities/low IQ.

Address: Referrals Team, Therapeutic Community, HMP Dovegate, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8XR

Telephone (24 hours): 01283 829400

To make complaints at Dovegate Prison, UK

If you have any problems,

Telephone:  08008 778828 (freephone)

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