Social

Where to go on arrival?

On arrival visitors should make their way to the Visitors Centre, where staff will assist them with any questions and guide them through the visits procedure. The Visitors Centre provides facilities for visitors to refresh themselves both before and after the visit.

Personal belongings must be put in a locker in the Visitors Centre or left locked in their vehicle. Visitors will need a £1 coin for the locker. This is refundable.

Visitors should remember to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of the visit.

How often can someone visit?

The number of social visits a prisoner can have depends on their level in the Incentives & Earned Privilege Scheme. This level depends on their behaviour and commitment to rehabilitation.

Visitors can help improve the quality of visits by encouraging prisoners to conduct themselves responsibly and earn more and longer visits each week.

Basic Entry Standard Enhanced
Convicted 2 x 1hr. visit every 4 weeks 3 x 1hr. visit every 4 weeks 3 x 1hr. visit every 4 weeks 4 x 1hr. visit every 4 weeks
Un-convicted (on remand) 3x 1hr visits per week 3x 1hr visits per week 3x 1hr visits per week 3x 1hr visits per week