Visits are Mon, Tue, Wed ,Fri, Sat and Sun 14:00- 15:45. The times for prisoners on closed visits are 14:00 – 15:00.
The visitors centre is open from 12.30 to allow for the booking in of visitors.
Visits must be pre booked at least 24 hours in advance on the booking line 0116 228 4366. Lines are open Monday to Thursday 09:15-11:45 & 13:30-16:45 and Friday 09:15-11:00 & 13:00-17:00.
The prison will accept emails to [email protected] containing the Visiting Order No. (if convicted), the names, date of births and addresses of the Visitors, the Prisoners Prison number and full name and the date that they wish to Visit. Please note that your visit is not officially booked until you receive return email confirmation.
You can also book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits
All you need is the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting and their prisoner number. 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, please email [email protected] or call 00116 228 4366, lines open Monday to Thursday 09:15-11:45 & 13:30-16:45 and Friday 09:15-11:00 & 13:00-17:00.
The old Visits Booking form is no longer valid as it does not allow the Visitor to enter the 13 digit Visiting Order number into the ‘Visiting Order No. box, which only holds 12 numbers.
If you have problems with as you don’t have the correct software on your computer, save the completed form to your computer and email directly to [email protected]. They accept emails containing the Visiting Order No. (if convicted), the names, date of births and addresses of the Visitors, the Prisoners Prison number and full name and the date that you wish to Visit. Please note that your visit is not officially booked until you receive return email confirmation
You can book a visit up to 7 days in advance.
People visiting a convicted prisoner must have in their possession a valid visiting order prior to booking. The first name on the order is the principal visitor; any other person named on the visiting order and as the visiting order number can book the visit.
Cancellations of these bookings can be made by any person named on the visiting order. Please be on time as no extension can be granted.
If you want to plan your journey on public transport visit the travel web site (click here). It is an excellent way to plan your visits.
The closest main railway station is Leicester Station on London Road in central Leicester, about 7 miles away. There is a small station at South Wigston about 15 mins walk from the prisonwhich is much closer but trains only run every couple of hours outside peak periods.
From Leicester station you can get a bus or take a taxi. From St Margarets Bus Station (Leicester) you can catch bus # 47 and from outside Leicester railway station you can catch the #48 from the stop outside the station on London Road. Ask for either the prison or Glen Parva Barracks. There is a bus stop at Tigers Road close to the prison. Allow 45 mins for the journey, the buses run every 15 mins or so, but check with the bus company (Arriva) at the weekend.
If driving Glen Parva is about 5 mins from the Leicester outer ring road take the B5366 at Saffron Lane and follow the signs. There is limited parking available at the prison.