Guidance

Altcourse Prison

Altcourse is a privately run male prison in Liverpool.

Prison social visits are temporarily suspended at Altcourse. We will update here as soon as this changes. There may be exceptions for compassionate reasons which should be agreed in advance with the prison prior to travel. We will update here as soon as this changes.

Find out more about visiting someone in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can also follow @HMPPS on Twitter and read a rolling update page.

There are a number of other ways to contact someone in prison if you are unable to visit them. You can:

You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline on 0808 808 2003.

This prison is contracted out to G4S.

For details on when and how to arrange visits, understand how the prison is run and how to get in contact, visit Altcourse Prison.

Published 15 January 2020
Last updated 6 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. covid update

  2. Updated visiting information in line with new local restriction tiers.

  3. Updated visiting information in line with new local restriction tiers.

  4. Updated visiting information in line with coronavirus restrictions.

  5. Added survey link

  6. Prisons visits update

  7. First published.