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: We are excited to announce that as from Monday 7th June 2021 we will be in a position to welcome visitors back into our newly refurbished visits hall.

The initial pathway back to a new normal will be a gradual process with social distancing and safety precautions in place, this is to ensure that our residents, their visitors and our staff remain safe.

Visiting capacity will gradually increase as time goes on, and in the interim period we will be still operating the very successful Purple Visits, the capacity on this will be less than it has been as we will now be facilitating social, face to face visits

Please be kind and patient to the visits team as we begin this very exciting transition to welcome you all back into the establishment. 

About HMP Dovegate

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.