For general information about HMP Drake Hall please click here


For emergencies:

If you think someone is at risk of immediate serious harm, or their life is in danger:

You should ring  01785 774 100 and ask to be put through to the orderly officer or Duty Governor at the prison.

You will need to explain that your call is an emergency, and you are worried that a prisoner is at risk of immediate serious harm.


For urgent concerns:

If you have a concern about the well-being of a prisoner that is urgent, but not life threatening:

You should ring the Safer Custody team on 01785 774 146. If the line is busy, the message will direct you to an alternative number. Do not leave a message on this line.


The Prisoners’ Families Helpline for ongoing concerns, general worries and/or questions:

If you have a general worry about a prisoner and have questions about their care in custody, what they might be entitled to or you are worried your concerns are not being responded to:

Call us for free, on 0808 808 2003. Our trained advisors can offer you information, advice and support. The line is open 9am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm at the weekend.