HMP Prescoed, Visits & getting there

Visits are held at weekends only between 13:30-15:30 each day

The prisoners arrange the visits and have to pass on to the visitors the details. Even though it is a Cat D prison, the usual rules regarding mobile phones etc still apply, and you will still be required to provide photo ID and proof of address before entering the visits area. The prison supports ROTL’s and ccommunity visits for eligible inmates 09:00 – 17:30 Saturday or Sunday can be approved by application.

Getting there

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The nearest rail links are Abergavenny to the North, (15 miles) and Newport, Cwmbran or New Inn (Pontypool) to the South ( around 10 miles). Buses are not frequent. Click here

Taxis phone numbers for the stations are :

  • 01633 271971 (Newport),
  • 01495 760444, 01495 762505 , 01495 791840, 01495 757536, (Pontypool),
  • 01873 854140 (Abergavenny)

If driving, Prescoed situated some 3 ½ miles from Usk – – from the High Street in Usk go over river turn immediately left over river bridge, continue to Llanbadoc some 300 yards, turn right in front of Llanbadoc Church before cottage (signposted Llandegveth Reservoir/Prescoed) – take care – narrow road – continue along road for approx 2.5 miles – take left fork in road – take care – very narrow – after approx 0.5 mile – Prescoed Camp situated on right hand side.

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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