HM Prison Service

Latest from the HM Prison Service

  1. Prison population figures: 2018
  2. Prisons and their resettlement providers
  3. HMPPS Business Plan 2018 to 2019

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What the HM Prison Service does

We keep those sentenced to prison in custody, helping them lead law-abiding and useful lives, both while they are in prison and after they are released.

HMPS is an executive agency, sponsored by the Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

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Documents

Our statistics

  1. Prison population figures: 2018
  2. Prison population figures: 2017
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Our management

Phil Copple
Phil Copple
Chief Operating Officer
Michael Spurr
Chief Executive
Alan Scott
Director, Public Sector Prisons

Contact HMPS

HM Prison Service

Clive House
70 Petty France

London
SW1H 9EX
United Kingdom

Main switchboard

0300 047 6325

Prisoner Location Service

Prisoner Location Service
PO Box 2152
Birmingham
B15 1SD
United Kingdom

Use the Prisoner Location Service to find people in prison when you don’t know which prison they are in. You must include:

- your name, or the organisation you represent
- your date of birth
- your address including postcode
- name of the person you want to find
- the reason you want to find them eg. you’re their solicitor, or a family member
- any other names they may have used
- their date of birth

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Working for HMPS
  2. Jobs