Initial Phone Call

During the course of the above procedures you will be given the opportunity to make one phone call. This call will last for a maximum of 2 minutes before being cut off and there is no way for people to call you back. Be warned, this phone call is a very hard one to make and just as difficult for the person you are calling.

Think what you want to say before dialling the number.Remember that this call will be the first contact you have had with family and friends since the fateful moment when the judge passed sentence.

If the call goes to an answering machine it still counts as your call and you don’t get another.

Return to the first weeks in custody

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