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Welcome to HMP & YOI Doncaster. We are committed to ensuring a safe, secure and decent prison for everyone.

Through this website you will:

  • Find out more about HMP & YOI Doncaster
  • Gain insight into life within our prison
  • Access information to answer questions you may have


Recent changes to switchboard

From Monday 18 February 2019 a new automated switchboard will be in operation, this will allow external callers to choose from several department options.  Additionally, all calls managed by the switchboard team will now be recorded.

Please be aware calls will not be transferred between departments, and will not be transferred to residential areas.

Residential staff do not have authority or a prisoner’s consent to provide any information to callers

The new options for the Switchboard are:

2 –  Visits Booking

3 – Discipline (options will then be given for:  HDC, Video Link, Release & Licence, Discipline Deputy Manager and Discipline Manager)

4 – Offender Management

5 – Health & Substance Misuse (options will then be given for: Physical Health, Mental Health and Substance Misuse Team)

6 – Education

7 – Interventions & Activities (options will then be given for:  Textiles, Print, Shop and Families First)

8 – Business Services (options will then be given for: Payroll, Recruitment & Vetting, Training, Performance Hub and Business Services Manager)

9 – Central Detail (options will then be given for: Enquiries and Co-ordinator)

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Please be aware that as of the 14th January 2018 all Yorkshire & Humberside prisons will be smoke free.

HMP & YOI Doncaster: an overview

HMP & YOI Doncaster is a category B local resettlement prison situated in South Yorkshire, operated by Serco.

Doncaster houses a male population of up to 1145 individuals, approximately 200 of whom are young offenders aged 18-20.

As a resettlement prison we work with our prisoners, particularly those serving less than 12-months, to ensure that they have the support they need for resettlement as well as access to the services and support available to them after release. The majority of our prisoners are released back into South Yorkshire.

Most of our population comes from the local South Yorkshire area, particularly Sheffield, Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley. HMP & YOI Doncaster also houses young offenders from West Yorkshire.

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