Book a Prison Visit to Liverpool Prison

Book a Prison Visit to Liverpool Prison

Book a Prison Visit to Liverpool Prison: Comprehensive Guide

General Information about Liverpool Prison

Liverpool Prison, officially known as HMP Liverpool, is a men’s Category B prison located in the Walton area of Liverpool, England. Established in 1855, it has a long history and serves as a medium to high security facility, primarily housing adult male offenders, both remand and convicted, with a capacity of approximately 1,300 individuals. The prison’s primary role is to protect the public by securely managing and rehabilitating offenders​​.

Liverpool Prison offers a range of facilities and services to support inmate rehabilitation, including accommodation, educational and vocational training programs, work opportunities, healthcare services, sports and physical activities, and family contact. These initiatives aim to promote skill development, physical well-being, and positive lifestyle choices​​.

Booking Information for Liverpool Prison Visits

To visit someone in Liverpool Prison, you must be listed on the visitor list and book your visit at least 48 hours in advance. It’s important to have the required ID with you, and at least one visitor must be 18 or older. The number of visits a person can have may be limited; check with the prison for specifics​​.

Booking Options:

  • Online: Visit the official website to book online.
  • Telephone: Call 0151 530 4050, available Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Legal Visits: Email [email protected].
  • Video Link Visits: Email [email protected]​​​​​​.

Visiting times to Liverpool Prison

Visiting Times:

  • General Visits: Monday to Sunday, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm and 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm.
  • Legal Visits: Tuesday and Thursday, various time slots available.
  • Video Link Visits: Monday to Friday, various time slots in the morning and afternoon​​​​​​.

Important Note:

Arrive 30 minutes before your visiting time slot. Late arrivals may lead to cancellation of the visit​​.

Directions to Liverpool Prison

Public Transport:

  • Bus: From Liverpool city centre, take the 68 bus, which drops you directly outside the prison.
  • Train: Walton and Rice Lane stations are closest, about a 5-minute walk from the prison.
  • Plan Your Journey: Use National Rail Enquiries and Traveline for local bus times​​.

By Car:

  • Route: From M62 junction 6 onto the M57, take the 1st exit onto A506 at the roundabout, then left onto A59, and right at A5098 to arrive at Hornby Road​​.

HMP Liverpool Prison Visiting Information

Entering Liverpool Prison

Visitors aged 16 or older must provide valid ID. Expect security measures, including sniffing by security dogs. Adhere to the dress code and note that most items, including pushchairs and car seats, must be left in lockers or your car. For queries, contact POPS at 0151 5304 158​​.

Facilities at the Prison

  • Visitor Centre: Run by Partners of Prisoners (POPS), open daily from 8:30 am to 5 pm, with a telephone number of 0151 530 4158.
  • Children’s Facilities: Soft play area and activity packs in the visiting hall.
  • Family Days: POPS organizes 6 family days a year​​​​.

Contact Details for Liverpool Prison

  • Governor: David McGurrell
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone (24 hours): 0151 530 4000
  • Fax: 0151 530 4001
  • Safer Custody Hotline: 0800 528 0970 (for non-immediate concerns about a prisoner’s welfare)​​​​.


HMP Liverpool, 68 Hornby Road, Liverpool, L9 3DF​​.

Please verify all details with official sources for accuracy and legal compliance. This information is provided for guidance and should be confirmed with the prison directly.


  1. Liverpool Prison on GOV.UK
  2. Prison Info Guide