You should contact the prison to find out about:
- what you need to do to arrange a visit to a convicted or remand prisoner
- their facilities - eg 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 60-minute visits every 4 weeks.
A prisoner on remand (waiting for their trial) is allowed three 60-minute visits a week.
If you live a long way from the prison, you may be able to make longer visits, but less often.