HMP Hindley

HMP Hindley is a prison and young offender institution (YOI) for men aged 18 and over. It is located in the village of Bickershaw, near Wigan in Greater Manchester, England. Initially opened in 1961 as a Borstal, it was reclassified as a Youth Custody Centre in 1983 and currently functions as a Category C male establishment for young offenders

HMP Hindley

Visiting HMP Hindley

Visitor Requirements: To visit someone in Hindley, you must:

  • Be on the prisoner’s visitor list.
  • Book your visit in advance.
  • Have the required identification with you. There may be a limit to the number of visits a prisoner can have​

HMP Hindley Booking Visits:

For family and friends:

  • Book online, by telephone, or register for secure video calls.
  • Booking line: 01942 663234 or 01942 663492 (Monday to Friday: 9am to midday and 1pm to 3pm)
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Visiting times: Monday to Sunday: 2pm to 3:30pm​​.

For legal and professional visits:

  • Book by email or telephone.
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Booking line: 01942 663 234 or 01942 663 492 (Monday to Friday: 9am to midday and 1pm to 3pm)
  • Visiting times: Monday to Friday: 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm
  • Each session lasts 1 hour​​.

Contact Details HMP Hindley:

The contact details and address for HMP Hindley are as follows:

Address: HMP Hindley Gibson Street Bickershaw Wigan WN2 5TH

Contact Numbers:

  • Main switchboard: 01942 663 100
  • Healthcare services (Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust): (0161) 358 1546

For specific inquiries related to visiting, such as booking a visit or being on a prisoner’s visitor list, the relevant contact details are:

  • Booking line for family and friends visits: 01942 663234 or 01942 663492
  • Email for social visits: [email protected]
  • Booking line for legal and professional visits: 01942 663 234 or 01942 663 492
  • Email for legal visits: [email protected]​​​​​​.