HMP Dovegate

Welcome to HMP Dovegate. 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 - 27 July 2020: We are pleased to announce that from Monday 27 July we are able to accomodate visitors, please check the revised times on the visitors page. Prisoners will continue to book the visit by the in-house automated system. Please make sure you are fully aware of what to expect when visiting.

HMP Dovegate is a Category B adult male facility near Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Serco cares for up to 1060 male adult prisoners over the age of 21 serving a range of sentences including trial, remand, those awaiting sentence and convicted men serving long and short term sentences.

HMP Dovegate has the UK’s only privately run purpose-built therapeutic facility. The therapy offered helps offenders stop their pattern of offending.

Emailing prisoners at HMP Dovegate

Email a Prisoner has become a vital tool for family and friends to maintain strong family ties. Complementing traditional methods of communication whilst respecting the security arrangements necessary in the transferring of prisoner communications. This service is offered in our establishment in conjunction with UNILINK.

Exchange voicemails and speak directly with Prison Voicemail

Prison Voicemail is an award-winning service enabling approved family members to exchange voicemails and speak directly with a loved one in prison. The service is used by over 17,000 people and is frequently referred to as a lifeline for maintaining family ties. Visit for more information.