Dovegate is a privately run male prison in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
Prison social visits are temporarily suspended at Dovegate following national lockdown. We will update here as soon as this changes. There may be exceptions for compassionate reasons which should be agreed in advance with the prison prior to travel. We will update here as soon as this changes.
Find out more about visiting someone in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also follow @HMPPS on Twitter and read a rolling update page.
There are a number of other ways to contact someone in prison if you are unable to visit them. You can:
- leave a voice message using the Prison Voicemail Service
- send them an email using the email a prisoner service
- write to them
- Secure video calling is available at this prison. Family and friends need to download the purple visits app, create an account, register all visitors, and add the prisoner to their contact list. Read more about how it works
You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003.
Dovegate is managed by Serco.
For details on when and how to arrange visits, understand how the prison is run and how to get in contact, visit Dovegate Prison.