Bristol Prison Information, Contact Details & Address
Bristol Prison is a Cat B Prison with a capacity of 638 prisoners. Bristol Prison is located in Horfield, Bristol. The Prison holds male adult prisoners with a small proportion of YOI. Bristol is seen as a local prison so only holds convicted and remand inmates from local courts.
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What to bring with you when visiting Bristol Prison?
To visit someone in Bristol Prison you must:
- be on that person’s visitor list
- book your visit at least 2 working days in advance
- have the the required IDwith you when you go
At least one visitor must be 18 or older at every visit.
Men who are on remand can have 2 visits a week. Men who have been convicted (they have been sentenced or are awaiting sentencing) can have 2 visits a month.
How to book a visit to Bristol Prison?
You can book a visit to Bristol by calling the Booking line: 0300 060 6510
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
What are the Visiting Times at Bristol Prison?
Visiting times are every day from 1:30pm to 2:30pm and 3:30pm to 4:30pm.
DIRECTIONS TO BRISTOL PRISON
If you are planning on visiting Bristol Prison by train, the nearest stations are Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Then you will need to take the bus. All buses numbered from 70 to 79 pass the prison and can be caught from near the central bus station.
Parking At Bristol Prison
If coming by car, you will need to park on the local roads as there is no visitor parking at the prison. There is a parking space for Blue Badge holders on the main road opposite the prison entrance.
What you need to bring with you to a visit at Bristol Prison
All visitors aged 16 and older should have either one of the following types of photo ID:
- driving licence
- benefit book
- senior citizen’s public transport pass
- annual public transport season ticket (with photo card)
- employer ID card (if it shows the name of the visitor and the employer)
- European Community identity card
Or 2 of the following documents:
- birth or marriage certificate
- rail or bus pass with photo
- cheque book or a signed credit or debit card
- employer ID card that doesn’t show the name of the visitor or the employer
- trade union or student union membership card
- library card with signature
- rent book
- non-EU foreign identity or residents card
GET HELP WITH THE COSTS OF VISITS TO BRISTOL PRISON:
You can get help covering the costs of visiting someone in prison if you meet the following criteria:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Tax credits
- Pension Credit
You might be able to get help covering the travel costs, meals and accommodation. CLICK HERE TO GET HELP WITH PRISON VISIT COSTS
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