Guidance

Parc Prison and Young Offender Institute

Parc is a privately run prison and young offender institute (YOI) in Bridgend, South Wales.

Parc is now offering visits for family, friends and significant others, in line with stage 2 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.

We are now allowing physical contact at social visits following a negative rapid test. Find out more here.

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.

Parc is managed by G4S.

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

Published 15 January 2020
Last updated 11 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added link to information about testing for physical contact at visits.

  2. 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.

  3. Updated visiting information in line with coronavirus restrictions

  4. Updated visiting information message

  5. Updated visiting information.

  6. Updated visiting information in line with coronavirus restrictions.

  7. Updated visiting times and visiting procedure changes in line with coronavirus restrictions.

  8. Prisons visits update

  9. First published.