Guidance

Forest Bank Prison

Forest Bank is a privately run male prison in Pendlebury, Salford.

Forest Bank is now offering visits for family, friends and significant others, in line with stage 3 of the National Framework for Prisons.

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. You will not be able to book a visit using this number.

It is managed by Sodexo.

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

Published 15 January 2020
Last updated 25 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. New visiting times and booking information added.

  2. Additional guidance about new COVID-19 variant in the Bolton and Blackburn areas.

  3. Prison moved into National Stage 3 framework and is now preparing to open visits for family, friends and significant others. We will update this page with specific visiting information as soon as possible.

  4. Updated visit info

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

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

  7. Prisons visits update

  8. First published.