HMP Doncaster

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: On Thursday 5 November 2020 the entire country was put into lockdown and all prisons across the country reverted to stage 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan. Now that restrictions within the community are starting to ease, each prison will undergo an assessment to determine if it is safe for restrictions to be relaxed. It is important to understand that consideration regarding whether a prison can move to the next stage or not is based not only on internal infection rates, but also what is happening within the local community. Updates on when restrictions will be lifted for HMP Doncaster will be communicated at the earliest opportunity. 

We will keep this page updated on the situation. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in advance.

If you have any concerns regarding a prisoner located within HMP Doncaster, please contact 0808 196 8814 (freephone) and leave full details of your concern. A member of the Safer Custody Team will log and listen to your message and take the appropriate course of action.  You may also contact the Safer Custody Team via email at:

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.