Prisons in England and Wales

Find information on prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales, including how to arrange visits and how to stay in touch with prisoners.

List of all prisons in England and Wales

Prisons in England and Wales have resumed social visits when it is safe to do so. This decision is made by HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) in partnership with health partners.

Certain restrictions apply because of coronavirus (COVID-19). This means that it’s important to check local guidance regularly as the situation in individual prisons may change.

For information on prisons in Scotland, visit the Scottish Prison Service. For information on prisons in Northern Ireland, visit the Northern Ireland Prison Service.

Prisons A - C

Prisons D - F

Prisons G - I

Prisons J - L

Prisons M - O

Prisons P - R

Prisons S - U

Prisons V - Z

Published 19 May 2020
Last updated 1 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added Werrington to the list of prisons piloting testing for physical contact

  2. Updated visiting information in line with coronavirus restrictions.

  3. Updated restrictions info

  4. Updated message about national tiering.

  5. Added message about the introduction of national restrictions.

  6. Updated information around visiting restrictions being lifted in some prisons.

  7. First published.