HMP Wakefield

HMP Wakefield, operating since 1594 initially as a House of Correction, is a high-security prison in West Yorkshire. It predominantly houses male offenders deemed to be among the country’s most dangerous. The current facilities largely date from the Puritanical period, emphasizing a focus on serious sex offenders. Its capacity is 751 inmates​​.

HMP Wakefield

Contact Information for HMP Wakefield

  • Address: 5 Love Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 9AG
  • Telephone Number: 01924 612 000​​

Visiting Information for HMP Wakefield

To book a visit to HMP Wakefield, you must do so by telephone, as no online booking service is available. Visiting hours are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday: 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Friday: No visits
  • Saturday: 2 pm to 4 pm

The booking line (01924 612 274) is open:

  • Monday and Friday: 9 am to midday
  • Tuesday to Thursday: 9 am to midday and 2 pm to 4 pm​​

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