HMP Fosse Way

HMP Fosse Way is a significant addition to the UK’s prison infrastructure, located in Leicester, Leicestershire. This Category C prison, designed for male inmates, represents a substantial investment in the justice system, with its construction costing £286 million. Managed by HM Prison Services and operated by Serco under a ten-year contract, HMP Fosse Way began receiving prisoners on 29 May 2023.

The prison stands on the site of the former HM Prison Glen Parva, which closed in 2017. In August 2022, a proposal to expand the prison to accommodate an additional 250 inmates was announced, and this expansion was approved in December 2022. Once fully operational, HMP Fosse Way will have a planned capacity of 1,930 inmates.


HMP Fosse Way

What is Life Like Inside HMP Fosse Way for a Prisoner?

As a Category C prison, HMP Fosse Way houses prisoners who cannot be trusted in open conditions but who are considered unlikely to try to escape. The environment in such a facility is less restrictive than in higher-category prisons, with more opportunities for prisoners to associate with each other and engage in prison-run activities. The aim is to prepare inmates for eventual release and reintegration into society.

Directions to HMP Fosse Way

LE18 4TN (alternative satnav LE18 4WS)


How To Book a Visit to HMP Fosse Way

HMP Fosse Way provides visits to prisoners, When you arrive at prison the visits area is furnished with comfortable, movable seating, creating a relaxed atmosphere for your visit.

After visitors receive approval, inmates have the convenience of scheduling their own visits using the ATM facility. They can then inform their family and friends about the confirmed date and time for the visit.

For booking legal visits, please send your request via email to: [email protected].

HMP Fosse Way Visiting Times

Monday09:15 – 11:1514:00 – 16:00 
Tuesday09:15 – 11:1514:00 – 16:0017:45 – 19:15
Wednesday09:15 – 11:15 (Legal visits)14:00 – 16:0017:45 – 19:15
Thursday09:15 – 11:1514:00 – 16:0017:45 – 19:15
Friday09:15 – 11:1514:00 – 16:00 
Saturday09:15 – 11:1514:00 – 16:00 
Sunday09:15 – 11:1514:00 – 16:00 

HMP Fosse Way​ Address

1 Tigers Rd, Glen Parva, Wigston LE18 4WS

HMP Fosse way Telephone:

0116 216 2656

HMP Fosse way Email:

Contact our Community Liaison Team by email [email protected]