HMP Swansea, Visits & getting there

Visits are held at the following times:

  • Mon – Fri: 10:00-11:30, 13:45-14:45, 15:15-16:15
  • Sat- Sun: 13:45-14:45, 15:15-16:15

You can book online at 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 swansea@hmps.gsi.gov.uk.

You can book by phone on 01792 485322. Lines are open Monday to Friday 08:30 – 12:15 & 13:45 – 16:00. All visits must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

There is a visitors centre click here or call 01792-458645. You are advised to arrive ¾ hrs before your visit for the formalities. You will be expected to provide photo ID and proof of address, and you will be searched prior to being admitted to the visits hall. Like at all prisons, you can’t take mobiles, cigarettes etc into the visits hall and these need to be left in lockers.

Getting there:

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The prison is close to the city centre opposite city hall. From the Quadrant Bus Station, walk to the seafront, cross two sets of traffic lights and the prison is on your right hand side. From the train station it is about a 20 mins walk.

If driving from the M4 westbound exit at junction 42 and then take the A483 (Fabian Way), go past the Amazon warehouse, which is on your right-hand side. Go through the next 5 sets of traffic lights (you will pass a Sainsburys on your left at the third set of lights). Go along the sea front, through four further sets of traffic lights. The prison is on your right hand side. The prison doesn’t have a visitor’s car park, but there is a public car park opposite

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