You can make an online request to visit someone in prison in most cases.
For the prisons you can’t request a visit online you must contact the prison to find out about:
- their facilities, for example to check accessibility if you’re disabled
- what happens on the day
Prisons have different rules on things like when and how often you can visit - and the number of visitors allowed at the same time.
You can only visit a prisoner if they want you to visit them.
How often you can visit someone in prison
A convicted prisoner is allowed at least two 1-hour visits every 4 weeks.
A prisoner on remand (waiting for their trial) is allowed three 1-hour visits a week.
If you live a long way from the prison, you may be able to make longer visits, but less often.