Staying in touch with someone in prison

Banned items

You mustn’t send or give anything to a prisoner that:

  • is indecent or obscene
  • threatens the security of the prison
  • is written in code

You mustn’t take anything written by a prisoner that they want to publish and be paid for.

It’s a criminal offence to send or give a prisoner:

  • illegal drugs
  • alcohol
  • weapons
  • a camera
  • a mobile phone

Contact the prison if you’re unsure what you can send or give.