Book a Prison Visit to New hall Prison

New Hall Prison

New Hall Prison, located in Flockton, West Yorkshire, serves as both a prison and a young offender institution, catering to women aged 18 and over. This facility, originally opened in 1933, has a rich history and has undergone several transformations. It started as an open prison system for England and Wales, transitioned into a Senior Detention Centre for young men in 1961, and finally settled into its current role as a closed category women’s prison in 1987. With a capacity to house 425 inmates, New Hall prioritizes the well-being and rehabilitation of its residents, offering support for more vulnerable individuals and a variety of programs for personal development.

How to Book Your Visit to New Hall

To ensure a seamless visit to New Hall, visitors must adhere to certain guidelines:

  1. Visitor List: You must be on the prisoner’s visitor list.
  2. Advance Booking: Visits need to be booked in advance, at least 48 hours prior. You can book visits online at www.gov.uk/prison-visits, by email at [email protected], or by telephone. The visits booking line is 0300 060 6515, available Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 11:45am and 1:45pm to 4:45pm​​.

Visiting times to New Hall Prison

Visiting Times at New Hall

The visiting hours at New Hall are as follows:

  • Tuesday: 1:45pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 1:45pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 1:45pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 1:45pm to 4pm​​.

Directions and Parking

For those traveling to New Hall:

  • Closest Railway Stations: Huddersfield and Wakefield (Westgate and Kirkgate stations). The prison is about a 25-minute taxi ride from these stations.
  • Bus Access: Buses from Wakefield Bus Station drop you approximately 1 mile from the prison.
  • Parking: New Hall provides a car park with spaces for visitors, including Blue Badge holders​​.

HMP New Hall Prison Visiting Information

Entry Requirements and Security

Upon entering New Hall:

  • Identification: All visitors aged 16 or older must present valid identification.
  • Security Procedures: Expect a pat-down search for all visitors, including children. Security dogs may also be used.
  • Valuables: Leave any valuables, such as phones and watches, in a locker before entering the visitor area​​.

Visitor Centre Facilities

The visitor centre at New Hall is family-friendly, open from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, and provides information and support. It reopens at the end of the visit at 4pm. Facilities include toys and activities for children, and you can book future visits there. The centre is managed by the Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT) charity​​.

Contact and Address

  • Address: HMP/YOI New Hall, Dial Wood, Flockton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4XX​​.

For further information, you can contact the prison using the details provided above. It is always recommended to verify details with official sources for accuracy and legal compliance.


References

  1. New Hall Prison Information – GOV.UK
  2. New Hall Prison – prisonguide.co.uk