HM Prison Service

Latest from the HM Prison Service

  1. HMPPS Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19
  2. Prison population figures: 2019
  3. Prisons and their resettlement providers

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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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Research and statistics

  1. Prison population figures: 2019
  2. Offender management statistics quarterly: July to September 2018
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. HMPPS Annual Report and Accounts 2018-19
  2. Prisons and their resettlement providers
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Our management

Jo Farrar
Jo Farrar
Chief Executive Officer, HM Prison & Probation Service
Phil Copple
Executive Director, Prisons
Claudia Sturt
Executive Director, Security, Order and Counter Terrorism
Michelle Jarman-Howe
Executive Director Public Sector Prisons South
Digby Griffith
Executive Director, Safety & Rehabilitation
Neil Richards
Executive Director Custodial Contracts
Sarah McKnight
Deputy Director, Head of Director General’s Office
Stephen O'Connell
Deputy Director Prisons

Contact HMPS

HM Prison Service

102 Petty France

United Kingdom

Main switchboard

0300 047 6325

Prisoner Location Service

Prisoner Location Service
PO Box 2152
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

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