Visits to prisons

The purpose of any visit to a prisoner by a private visitor is to maintain the family and social relationships of the prisoner in order to promote the prisoner’s reintegration into the community on release. Staff will be professional, helpful and courteous when dealing with all visitors to the prison.

These procedures will allow prison staff to manage the number of visitors into the prison and ensure that all visits are managed appropriately, and safely whilst ensuring that the security of the prison is maintained at all times.