Book a Prison Visit to Swinfen Hall Prison

Book Prison visit Swinfen hall prison

Swinfen Hall, located in the village of Swinfen, Staffordshire, operates as a men’s prison and young offender institution (YOI), primarily holding youthful adult males serving longer-term rulings. The institution requires inmates to be serving at least four years to be accepted. With a capacity of 654 inmates, Swinfen Hall has a significant presence in the local community​​​​.

Booking and Planning Your Visit to Swinfen Hall

Booking Your Visit

To visit an inmate at Swinfen Hall, it’s mandatory to be listed on the prisoner’s visitor list. Bookings should be made at least one working day in advance. It’s important to note that Swinfen Hall doesn’t offer an online booking service, so all bookings are to be made by telephone or email. You can contact the prison on 01543 484000, Monday to Friday, from 9:15 am to 4 pm, or email [email protected]​​​​.

Required Identification

Visitors must carry the required identification documents, which include a valid passport, photographic driving licence (full or provisional), citizen card, senior citizens bus pass, utility bill, council tax bill, benefit book, bank statement, or any other letter from an official source​​​​.

Arrival Time

All visitors should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of their visit. Late arrivals may not be permitted entry​​.

Visiting times to Swinfen Hall Prison

Visiting Times at Swinfen Hall

Visiting hours at Swinfen Hall are as follows:

  • Tuesday: 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 2 pm to 4 pm (only on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month)
  • Saturday: 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Sunday: 2 pm to 4 pm​​​​.

Getting to Swinfen Hall

Directions and Parking

Swinfen Hall is accessible via the closest railway station at Lichfield, about 3 miles away. As there’s no local bus service, visitors typically need to take a taxi from the station. For those driving, there is a visitors’ car park in front of the prison, including spaces for Blue Badge holders​​.

HMP Swinfen Hall Visiting Information

Upon entry, visitors will need their visiting order number and will undergo a pat-down search, which includes children. Security dogs may also be used for sniffing. Appropriate dress is required, and visitors may be turned away for wearing revealing clothing or clothing with offensive slogans. Each adult can carry a maximum of £10 in coins to use in the visiting hall’s vending machines​​.

Visiting Facilities

Swinfen Hall hosts a visitors’ centre run by The Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT), which also organizes Family Days for extended visits​​.

Financial Assistance for Visits

Financial support for visit costs is available under certain criteria like income support, jobseeker’s allowance, universal credit, etc​​.

Contact Information

  • Address: HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall, Swinfen Hall, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9QS
  • Telephone: 01543 484 000​​​​.

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