Welcome to HMP Doncaster. We are committed to ensuring a safe, secure and decent prison for everyone. Through this website you will be able to access information to answer questions you may have.
Covid-19 Update (30 July 2020): Following lots of planning, and taking Government guidelines into account, visits will re-commence on Monday 3 August. See Visitors page for guidance on booking and timetable.
HMP 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 Doncaster also houses young offenders from West Yorkshire.