Visits and getting there, HMP Risley

Visits are held at the following times:

  • Monday 14:30-16:15
  • Tuesday 14:30-16:15
  • Wednesday 14:30-16:15
  • Thursday 14:30-16:15
  • Friday 09:00-11:15,14:30-16:15
  • Saturday 09:00-11:15, 14:00-16:00
  • Sunday 09:00-11:15, 14:00-16:00 

You can book visits online, go to www.gov.uk/prison-visits. All you need is the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting, their prisoner number and details of the visitors. You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. If you’ve made an online visit booking request and haven’t received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, email risley@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

You can also book by email risley@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or phone. The number is 01925 733284 open between 8.30 -12.00 and 13.30 -16.30 Monday to Friday.

There is a visitors centre 01925 733063 or click here . You should book in here at least 30 mins before your visit for the paperwork to be completed. You need to have some photo ID and proof of address. You can leave items such as mobile phones, cigarettes, food & drink etc in lockers during your visit; you will be searched by prison staff before being admitted to the visits hall.

Don’t be late for your visit, there will be no admission for AM visits after 10:30 and PM visits after 15:30

Getting there:

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From Warrington Bus Station take the 586 or 588 to Leigh or vice versa . click here These services run every hour and stop at the prison. Bus services from Liverpool and Manchester run to both Leigh and Warrington.

By train go to either Warrington Central (Liverpool/Manchester Line) or Warrington Bank Quay Click here  which are about 6 miles from the prison. Taxis ranks are available at both stations. (01925 393 111 or 01925 396396 for local cab firms).  It is a short walk to the bus station from either station.

If driving to the prison from the M6/M62 at junction 21A turn east onto the M62 towards Manchester. Leave the M62 at the next exit. There is only one road that leads away from this junction, it is signposted Warrington East and Birchwood (A574). You must follow the signs for Leigh (A574). The prison is two miles away and you must negotiate four closely spaced roundabouts. You will pass over the M62 and almost immediately you will see the prison wall on your right. Continue along the main road until you reach the prison entrance.

There is car parking available on the Visitors Car Park

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