Find a Prisoner

Within the prison system, people are moved from prison to prison. The moves are either because they have progressed successfully through the system, eg from a Cat B to a Cat C or Cat D, or for other operational reasons. Finding where they are is realitively easy but isn’t immediate.

HMPS runs a system called Prisoner Location Service. E-mail them at [email protected] or write to them at :

Prisoner Location Service
PO Box 2152
B15 1SD

You must include:

  • your name, or the organisation you represent
  • your date of birth
  • your address including postcode
  • name of the person you want to find
  • the reason you want to find them eg. you’re their solicitor, or a family member
  • any other names they may have used
  • their date of birth

The service will make checks with the prisoner, prison security and other bodies before they supply the information

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We can introduce you to  experienced  lawyers can help you with parole,  probation,  immigration, adjudications, visits and any other complaints  and disputes you have with the Prison Service.

The solicitors are all experts on how the Prison Service/Criminal Law  system works and will be able to provide to you the necessary advice and support to ensure you or your loved ones are treated fairly. These lawyers are "small enough to care about you, but big enough to fight for you"

and remember the old saying:

" A Man Who Is His Own Lawyer Has A Fool for a Client"

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