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 (22 October 2020): Due to South Yorkshire moving to Tier 3 'Very High' on the Government's COVID scale from 00:01hrs on Saturday 24 October, unfortunately we have no option to be cease visits from that time.  Please be aware this decision has not been taken lightly however we must follow the guidelines and keep you, our staff and the men in our care, safe.

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 01302 767826 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:

Should you have a concern you believe poses an immediate significant risk to life, please contact the Orderly Officer on 01302 763220.

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.