HMP Send, located in the south of Ripley, Surrey, is one of twelve women’s prisons in England. It is a public, closed Female Training Prison, emphasizing education and skill development. Opened in 1962, it was originally a Junior Detention Centre and became a Category C Adult Male Training Prison in 1987. It was demolished and rebuilt in 1999, transitioning to its current role. As of 2018, the prison housed 277 inmates with an operational capacity of 282. It comprises various wings, each serving different purposes, such as single-occupancy cells, resettlement units, and a therapeutic community.
Visiting Information for HMP Send
Visits at HMP Send are scheduled for Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 14:15 to 16:15. Booking can be done online via www.gov.uk/prison-visits, requiring the name and date of birth of the prisoner and the visitors, along with the prisoner number. The confirmation is sent via email, and for any issues, visitors can contact 01483 471 033. The Visits Centre, managed by a local charity, requires a £1 deposit for lockers, and visitors must have Photo ID and proof of address. Family days are conducted monthly, creating an informal environment for prisoners and their families. For transportation, a mini bus service from Woking Station to the prison is available. There is also ample parking for those driving to the prison.
For more information, please visit prisonguide.co.uk.