HMP Manchester

HMP Manchester, also widely known as Strangeways, is a significant facility in the UK prison system. It opened in 1868 and is located in the area of Strangeways in Manchester. This name continues to be commonly used despite its official rebranding. The prison building is a Grade II listed structure and serves the Greater Manchester area. HMP Manchester is notable for housing category A adult male prisoners​​. One of the most infamous events associated with this prison is the 1990 Strangeways Riot, which is remembered as one of the most serious in UK prison history​

HMP Manchester

Contact Information for HMP Manchester

  • Telephone Number: 0161 817 5600
  • Address: Southall Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M60 9AH
  • Capacity: 1,238 prisoners

Visiting Information for HMP Manchester

Visits to HMP Manchester can be booked by obtaining a booking reference from the prisoner. The Visits Booking Office can be contacted for scheduling visits.

  • Booking Line: 0161 817 5655
  • Operating Hours for Booking Line: Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 4 pm, and Friday from 8 am to 12 pm
  • Visiting Times:
    • Monday to Thursday: 2 pm to 3 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Saturday: 9 am to 10 am, 10:30 am to 11:30 am, 2 pm to 3 pm, and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    • Sunday: 2 pm to 3 pm and 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm​​

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