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The prison service has introduced a new system which makes it easier for family and friends to stay in contact with those in prison called PRISONVOICEMAIL.  Like all good ideas it is really simple.

The family member joins the scheme, which has various “levels” of fee depending in how often the system is used. They can then call a special number and leave a voicemail for the prisoner. The prisoner can pick up the voicemail from the phones in the prison, listen to the message, and then leave a reply. When a reply has been left the friend/family member gets a notification from the system and THEY can then dial in ,listen to the message and leave a new message.

Once the friend or family member has registered with the system, all the set up work with the prison is done for them. The system is active at the majority of prisons. To contact the company providing this service to register click here  www.prisonvoicemail.com.

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