General Information, HMP Dartmoor

Built over 200 years ago Dartmoor prison held French and American prisoners of war. In the 1800’s it became a criminal justice prison, latterly until 2000 as a Cat B training prison when it reroled as a Cat C . The prison is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, and while rumours abound regarding its closure in the future, no firm decision has been made public. HMP Dartmoor is run by HMPS as part of the South West Region. It has a capacity of 659 and the #1 governor is Bridie Oakes-Richards.


  • A wing: mainstream wing (holds 132)
  • B wing: mainstream wing  (holds 134)
  • D wing: mainstream wing and induction (holds 122)
  • E wing: mainstream wing  (holds 49)
  • F wing: social care unit (holds 47)
  • G wing: mainstream wing (holds 157)

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