How to find and contact a prisoner
Family and friends cannot telephone a prisoner directly.
To get in touch with a prisoner:
- Write a letter
- Send it to: [Prisoner’s name and number], HMP & YOI Doncaster, Marshgate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 8UX
Telephone messages cannot be passed on unless in life threatening emergencies.
NB: If you have bad news to pass on to a prisoner, such as bereavement, please let the prison know before you pass on the news, by calling 01302 760870. News such as this can be distressing for a prisoner. By knowing beforehand, prison staff can be ready to offer help and support.
How do I find out which prison a prisoner is in?
Contact the Prisoner Location Service:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: 0121 626 3474
- Post: Prisoner Location Service, PO Box 2152, Birmingham, B15 1SD
You will need to give them:
- Your name, or the organisation you represent
- Your date of birth
- Your address, including postcode
- The name of the person you want to find
- The reason you want to find them eg. you’re their solicitor, or a family member
- Any other names they may have used
- Their date of birth