Book a Prison Visit to Wakefield Prison

Book a Prison Visit to Wakefield Prison

Wakefield Prison is a high-security facility for male inmates, including those convicted of sex offences, located in West Yorkshire​​. This prison is known for its commitment to creating a safe and educational environment, offering various programs to aid in the rehabilitation and skill development of its inmates​​.

Booking a Visit to Wakefield Prison

Visitors must be on the inmate’s visitor list and book their visit at least two days in advance. A valid ID is required for entry. Visitors can book online or by calling 01924 612 274. The booking line is open Monday and Friday from 9am to midday, and Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to midday and 2pm to 4pm​​.

Visiting times to Wakefield Prison

Visiting Times for Family and Friends

  • Friday: 2:15pm to 4pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 2pm to 4pm​​

Legal and Professional Visits

For legal visits, call 01924 612 085 during the same hours as family visits. Legal visits are available Tuesday to Thursday from 9am to 11am​​.

Travel and Parking Information

  • The nearest train station is Wakefield Westgate, a 5-minute walk from the prison.
  • There is no visitor car parking at the prison. Parking is available in nearby town center car parks​​.

HMP Wakefield Visiting Information

Entry Requirements and Dress Code

Visitors aged 16 and older must provide valid ID. All visitors undergo a pat-down search and may be screened by drug detection dogs. Visitors should dress appropriately as per the family-friendly dress code policy. Each adult can bring a maximum of £25 for food and refreshments​​.

Visitor Facilities and Support

The visitors’ center, run by Partners of Prisoners (POPS), is open on visiting days from 12:30pm. A Family Forum coffee morning runs once a month, offering insights into prison life and support services​​​​.

Family Days

Wakefield Prison offers 12 family visits a year, with dates available on a community newsletter. These visits include themed days like “Neurodiversity” and “Children’s”​​.

Additional Contact Methods

  • Secure video calls, phone calls, email, and letter writing are available for maintaining contact with inmates​​.
  • Money and gifts can be sent through an online service or, under certain conditions, by post​​.

Wakefield Prison Contact Details

  • Address: HMP Wakefield, 5 Love Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 9AG.
  • Telephone (24 hours): 01924 612 000
  • Email: [email protected]​​.

For more detailed and up-to-date information, please verify details with official sources such as the prison’s website or contact details provided.


  1. Wakefield Prison – GOV.UK