Book a Prison Visit to Risley Prison
Risley Prison, located in Warrington, Cheshire, serves as a facility for male inmates, including those convicted of sex offences. The prison was initially opened in 1964 as a male and female remand centre. By 1989, it evolved into a training prison for males and underwent further expansion and refurbishment in 2003. A significant change occurred in 2009 when the sex offender population was relocated to separate residential areas, and the facility also became a hub for up to 200 foreign national prisoners. Risley Prison includes various wings catering to different inmate populations, such as a substance misuse support unit on C Wing and separate wings for prisoners convicted of sexual offences.
Booking and Planning Your Visit to Risley
To visit an inmate at Risley Prison, you must be listed on the inmate’s approved visitors list and book your visit in advance. All visitors, including children, are required to have appropriate identification. Visiting times vary between morning and afternoon sessions, starting at 9am and 2pm respectively. The prison restricts visitors to a maximum of three adults, with children over 11 considered adults due to seating limitations. It’s essential to arrive no more than 15 minutes before your scheduled visit due to space constraints in the visitor’s centre.
How to Book Family and Friends Visits
The easiest way to book a social visit to Risley is by emailing [email protected]. Alternatively, bookings can be made by phone at 01925 733284 or 01925 733285, with lines open Monday to Friday from 9am to 11:30am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Visiting Times and Visitor Centre Information
Risley Prison operates on a bi-weekly schedule for visiting times, which are allocated based on the wing the inmate is housed in. The visitor centre, located on Warrington Road adjacent to the prison, is open at specific times throughout the week. Morning visits begin at 9am, and afternoon visits at 2pm.
HMP Risley Visiting Information
Getting to Risley
Risley Prison is situated approximately 6 miles from Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay railway stations. Visitors can use buses going to Leigh or take a taxi from the stations. The prison has a dedicated visitor’s car park with additional spaces for Blue Badge holders next to the visitor’s centre.
Entering Risley and Security Procedures
All visitors aged 16 or older must provide valid identification to enter the prison. Security measures include a pat-down search for all visitors, including children, and the use of metal detectors. Visitors are advised to dress sensibly, as certain clothing items may result in being denied entry. The prison also offers lockers for storing personal belongings during the visit, as nothing except ID is allowed inside. Visitors should be aware of the prison rules, as violation may lead to cancellation of the visit and future visitation bans.
Risley Prison Contact Information
- Address: HMP Risley, Warrington Road, Risley, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6BP.
- Visiting Booking Email: [email protected]
- Booking Phone Numbers: 01925 733284 or 01925 733285
- Visitor Centre Phone: 01925 733 063
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