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.

Visits Update July 2021: ID Requirements have changed

Changes to ID requirements come into effect at HMP Doncaster from Sunday 18 July 2021. See full details under the Visitors section.

It is important all visitors are aware of these changes as no-one will be allowed to visit unless they have the correct ID.

Visits Update June 2021: Lateral Flow Tests

All adults attending visits are encouraged to access testing in the community the day before a  visit and on the day of a visit (in England).

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

Concerned about a prisoner?

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:

About HMP Doncaster

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.