Family Visits

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The prison holds family visits, where prisoners who have standard or enhanced IEP status can invite their young children/grand children and family to spend time with them in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Activities as face painting, treasure hunts etc are put on to entertain the young guests , and visitors are encouraged to bring picnic lunches although the canteen will also provide a selection of party food.

These events are very popular and usually oversubscribed as there are Health & Safety limits on the number of visitors allowed. The next event is on Saturday 31st April, starting at 10:30 and ending at 16:00, make your application now to the Family Unit/chaplaincy to avoid disappointment.

On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons