Book a Prison Visit to Stocken Prison

Book a Prison Visit to Stocken Prison

Book a prison visit to Stocken Prison and discover a facility dedicated to men’s rehabilitation and security. Situated near Oakham in Rutland, East Midlands, this prison represents a crucial component of the UK’s correctional system. Its location in a serene rural area provides an environment conducive to reformative processes.

Book and Plan Your Visit to Stocken

Before planning your visit to Stocken Prison, ensure you are on the prisoner’s visitor list and book your visit at least 48 hours in advance. Remember to carry the required identification. Visiting spaces are limited, so it’s advised to book as early as possible. The prison mandates that at least one visitor must be 18 or older during each visit​​.

Visiting times to Stocken prison

How to Book Family and Friends Visits

You can book your visit online or by telephone at 01780 795 156. The booking line operates Monday to Friday, from 9am to 11am. Visiting times are as follows:

  • Tuesday: 1:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Thursday: 9am to 11am and 1:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 11am and 1:45pm to 3:45pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 11am and 1:45pm to 3:45pm​​.

It’s important to be booked in by 9:45am for morning visits and 2:30pm for afternoon visits. Visits last one hour and will occur within these specified times​​.

Entering Stocken Prison

Upon entry, all visitors aged 16 or older must prove their identity. Everyone, including children, undergoes a rub-down search and passes through a metal detector. Stocken has a strict dress code and a no-coat policy in the visits hall area. You can store coats in the visitors’ search area. Refreshments are available during visits with a maximum spend of £50 per group. All personal belongings must be left in a car or locker, requiring a £5 refundable deposit​​.

HMP Stocken Visiting Information

Visiting Facilities

The prison offers disabled access and facilities in the visits room and visitors centre​​.

Address and Contact Information

  • Address: HMP Stocken, Stocken Hall Road, Stretton, Nr Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7RD​​.
  • Telephone: 01780 795 100 (Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 5pm)
  • Fax: 01780 410 767​​.

Additional Visiting Information from

  • Visits are also held on Wednesday and Friday from 13:45 to 15:45​​.
  • You need a valid visiting order, and only those named on the order, including children, are allowed entry​​.
  • Prams, pushchairs, and buggies are not allowed in the visits room, but baby bottles are permitted​​.

Transportation to Stocken Prison

Public transport users can plan their journey via the Traveline East Midlands website. The nearest stations are Stamford, Grantham, and Oakham, all requiring a taxi to the prison. For car travelers, the prison is near the village of Stretton off the A1, exit onto the B668​​​​.


Please verify all details with official sources to ensure accuracy and legal compliance. This guide aims to provide practical and helpful information for visitors to Stocken Prison.