HMP Standford Hill


General Information

Name of Prison HMP Standford Hill
Address: Church Road
ME12 4AA
Other contact details:
Web Site:
Main switchboard: 01795 884500
At Risk hotline:
Fax: 01795 884638
Visits booking number: 0300 060 6603.
Visits booking email:
Visits booking txt number:
Type of Prison: Male Cat D

The prison is run by HMPS as part of the Sheppey Cluster of prisons, and is part of the Kent & Sussex region. It has a capacity of 464, and the #1 governor is DawnMauldon, who has been in charge since November 2018.

On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons