Home page Contact: 020 3397 2627             Prison Dental Services 145-157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY
Dental care for prisons



Preston is substantially a Victorian radial prison. Its wings were constructed between 1840 and 1895 on a site occupied since 1790.

The prison closed in 1931, reopened for military use in 1939 and as a civilian prison in 1948.
It became a local prison in 1990.
HMP Preston
2 Ribbleton Lane
Tel: 01772 444550
Fax: 01772 444551
Governor: Paul Holland
Accommodation: Cellular
Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements: HMP Preston is a category B local prison. It accepts all adult male prisoners including 18-21 year olds from Crown Courts and Magistrates Courts serving Lancashire and Cumbria. Reception receives prisoners Monday through to Saturday. HMP Preston also serves the courts with video court links.
Operational capacity: 750 as of 13th December 2006
Regime: The regime at HMP Preston will strive to provide a structure that encourages prisoners to lead a law-abiding life upon release.

Dentistry in prisons

This book is a valuable tool for all members of the prison dental team, in particular, those starting out in a career in prison dentistry or special care dentistry.

Contact Us

Prison Dental Services

Prison Dental Services - Prison Dental Services (PDS) was set up with the aim of reducing the cost of dental care in prisons the United Kingdom and to improve the quality of the service.

Copyright @ Prison Dental Services. Information about prisons are subject to © Crown copyright.