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Kirklevington Grange Prison

Kirklevington Grange is an open prison in Stockton-on-Tees for men resettling in the north-east of England.

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Book and plan your visit to Kirklevington Grange

Prison social visits are temporarily suspended at Kirklevington following national lockdown. We will update here as soon as this changes. There may be the opportunity for visits under exceptional compassionate reasons which should be agreed in advance with the prison prior to travel.

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:

You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003.

Keep in touch with someone at Kirklevington Grange

There are several ways you can keep in touch with a resident during their time at Kirklevington Grange.

Secure video calls

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

Phone calls

Residents do not have phones in their rooms so they will always have to call you. They have to buy phone credits to do this and can call until 10pm.

They can phone anyone named on their list of friends and family. This list is checked by security when they first arrive so it may take a few days before they are able to call.

You can also exchange voicemails using the Prison Voicemail service.

Officers may listen to phone calls as a way of preventing crime and helping keep people safe.

Email

You can send emails to someone in Kirklevington Grange using the Email a Prisoner service.

You might also be able to attach photos and receive replies from the resident, depending on the rules at Kirklevington Grange.

Letters

You can write at any time.

Include the person’s name and prisoner number on the envelope.

All post, apart from legal letters, will be opened and checked by officers.

Send money and gifts

You can use the free and fast online service to send money to someone in prison.

You can also send:

  • postal orders
  • cheques
  • cash

Postal orders and cheques should be made payable to The Governor and include the resident’s name and prisoner number on the back.

Gifts and parcels

Before you can send any items, the resident must apply and get approval. Contact Kirklevington Grange for more information on what’s allowed.

Life at Kirklevington Grange

Kirklevington Grange aims to prepare residents for their release by addressing their offending behaviour and encouraging them to take responsibility for their actions.

Prisoners are encouraged to maintain and develop links with their families and the wider community.

In the final stages of their sentence residents can work or study outside the prison.

Residents have a responsibility to work towards their sentence plan and progress through risk assessment to gain release on temporary licence. Support and guidance are provided throughout.

Security and safeguarding

Every person at Kirklevington Grange has a right to feel safe. The staff are responsible for their safeguarding and welfare at all times.

All safeguarding processes are overseen by Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board.

Arrival and first night

When a resident first arrives at Kirklevington Grange, they will be able to contact a family member by phone. This could be quite late in the evening, depending on the time they arrive.

They will get to speak to someone who will check how they’re feeling and ask about any immediate health and wellbeing needs.

Induction

Each person who arrives at Kirklevington Grange gets an induction that lasts about a week. They will meet professionals who will help them with:

  • health and wellbeing, including mental and sexual health
  • any substance misuse issues, including drugs and alcohol
  • personal development in custody and on release, including skills, education and training
  • other support (sometimes called ‘interventions’), such as managing difficult emotions

Everyone also finds out about the rules, fire safety, and how things like calls and visits work.

Accommodation

About 280 men live in single rooms at Kirklevington Grange. All rooms have storage cupboards, privacy locks and residents have their own key. 140 of the rooms have their own wetroom.

Education and work

Residents at Kirklevington Grange have the opportunity to complete basic education courses on-site. They can also address offending-related behaviour by working with the drug and alcohol support team.

An employability course is available, which supports CV writing, interview skills and searching for a job.

Kirklevington Grange has extensive links with local employers who provide paid employment for residents. Kirklevington Grange also organises a wide range of vocational training.

Jobcentre Plus visits the prison every week to offer information and guidance, as well as to help complete job seekers allowance applications in preparation for release.

Temporary release

After an initial 3-month period at Kirklevington Grange, residents are risk assessed for release on temporary licence (ROTL).

If suitable, they will then complete a minimum of 30 days community work on placements in the voluntary sector. They can then progress to employment or education.

Support for family and friends

Find out about advice and helplines for family and friends.

Support at Kirklevington Grange

Nepacs can provide families with support and signpost you to other services. A Nepacs family support worker is available to support residents and families in the last 6 months of a resident’s sentence.

Problems and complaints

If you have a problem contact Kirklevington Grange. If you cannot resolve the problem directly, you can make a complaint to HM Prison and Probation Service.

HM Prison and Probation Service publishes action plans for Kirklevington Grange in response to independent inspections.

Contact Kirklevington Grange

Governor: Rebecca Newby

Telephone: 01642 792 600
Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 5pm
Find out about call charges

Follow Kirklevington Grange on Twitter

Address

HMP Kirklevington Grange
Yarm
Cleveland
TS15 9PA

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Safer custody hotline

If you have concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a man in Kirklevington Grange, call the safer custody hotline. It is an answer machine, checked and followed up every day. Leave your name, the resident’s name, a return contact number and brief details about your concern.

Telephone: 01642 792 656
Find out about call charges

In an emergency, call the switchboard.

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Published 24 March 2020
Last updated 21 December 2020 + show all updates
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