What we do

We keep those sentenced to prison in custody, helping them lead law-abiding and useful lives, both while they are in prison and after they are released.

HMPS is an executive agency, sponsored by the Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

Our publications

  1. Prisons and their resettlement providers

    • Transparency data
  2. Changing Lives Together

    • Promotional material

See all our publications

Our statistics

  1. Prison population figures: 2018

    • Official Statistics
  2. Prison population figures: 2017

    • Official Statistics

See all our statistics

Our management

Contact HMPS

HM Prison Service

Clive House
70 Petty France


Prisoner Location Service

Prisoner Location Service
PO Box 2152
B15 1SD

Use the Prisoner Location Service to find people in prison when you don’t know which prison they are in. 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

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts