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HMP LEEDS Visiting Information

2 Gloucester Terrace Stanningley Road,
West Yorkshire,
LS12 2TJ

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Booking Procedure

On-line booking now available

Booking Phone No.

0113 203 2995

Booking Opening Time

08:30 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 16:30 (Daily)

Minimum Booking Notice

48 Hours

Min Age Unaccompanied

18 (Children under 10 are classed as adults for seating purposes)

Search Procedure

Expect Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photographic or 2 utility/non-photographic (if in doubt check with prison)

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age


Child Visitor ID

None required

Disabled Facilities

Full access, disabled parking and toilets

Hand In Money on Visit

No (but post-box for mail - no stamp needed) in Visitors' Centre)

Hand In Other Items

Property (see below)

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Opening Times

09:00 - 17:00 seven days a week.


Hot & cold drinks and snacks. Free fruit is provided


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Supervised play area

Refundable Locker Deposit


Booking on-line
You can now book visits to this prison on-line without a Visiting Order (VO).
You will need the prisoner’s full name, date of birth, prison number and prison.
Provide three alternative visit slots and you will get a confirmation email within three days.
It is still be possible to book visits by phoning the booking line but the new system should do much to overcome the frustration and waiting on the phone for hours that is currently experienced although if you are looking to book at short notice it may still be better to telephone where possible.
For more information, or to book a visit, go to:


The Visit's Centre is called the Jigsaw Centre

You will normally book in at the Jigsaw Centre for your visit. Please note that the Centre is not open for evening visits (on Wednesdays and Thursdays) or the 08:30 visits Mon-Fri. On those days please proceed direct to the Main Gate. At all other times you must arrive at the Centre at least 20 minutes before your visit is due to begin

Other Information
Visitors' Centre Telephone; 0113 203 2771
The Visitors' Centre (Jigsaw) at Leeds Prison is a self-funding independent charity.

The Visitors' Centre acts as a bridge between the families and the prisoners. Through the centre's staff you can seek re-assurance, information, advice, and support. They are there for you.

In conjunction with the Visitors' Centre there are also a number of family focused, visits based around special themes such as Christmas, Easter and EID which are advertised separately from the normal visits information. 

The Visitors' Centre has recently been refurbished and now offers a variety of activities and services for all visitors, prison staff and the local community.

Information, Advice & Support
Quiet rooms for confidentiality should you need to talk
A play area
A waiting area
Disabled access and facilities
Toilets & baby changing facilities
A buggy park (to leave prams – safely)
Taxi phone
A Health Information shop
Access to the internet
Alcohol Awareness Courses
There will be a running programme of activities and services – please phone for more information or to be put on their mailing list. 

They have a website www.jigsawvisitorscentre.org.uk

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Table & 4 chairs


Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Baby changing facilities - these do not have disabled access

Child Facilities

Supervised at weekends and during school holidays

Cash Allowed In Room

£20 - cash only

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08:30 - 09:30, 10:30 - 11:30, 13:45 - 14:45 & 15:15 - 16:15


08:30 - 09:30, 10:130 - 11:30, 13:45 - 14:45 & 15:15 - 16:15


08:30 - 09:30, 10:130 - 11:30, 13:45 - 14:45 & 15:15 - 16:15 & 17:45 - 18:45


13:45 - 14:45, 15:15 - 16:15 & 17:45 - 18:45


08:30 - 09:30, 10:30 - 11:30, 13:45 - 14:45 & 15:15 - 16:15


09:00 - 10:00, 10:30 - 11:30, 13:45 - 14:45 & 15:15 -16:15


09:00 - 10:00, 10:30 - 11:30, 13:45 - 14:45 & 15:15 -16:15

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Remand Basic

3x 1 hour visits per week

Remand Standard

3x 1 hour visits per week

Remand Enhanced

5x 1 hour visits per week

Convicted Basic

2 visits of 1 hour per month

Convicted Standard

3 visits of 1 hour per month

Convicted Enhanced

5 visits of 1 hour per month

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Booking Number

0113 203 2996

Visiting Time

08:30 - 09:15, 09:15 - 10:00, 10:00 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:30, 13:30 - 14:00, 14:00 - 14:30, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30 & 15:30 - 16:00

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

You can book by email at:  legalvisits.leeds@hmps.gsi.gov.uk 

Laptops etc must be pre-authorised by the Security Department.


PVL - Prison Video Link - 0113 203 2600 ext 2841


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Amber Cars
Town Street, Leeds LS12 1UX
0113 263 6445

Smart Cars
Antwerp House, Whingate Business Park, Whingate, Leeds LS12 3AT
0113 263 2900

Club Cars
33 Driver Street, Leeds LS12 1EB
0113 244 4299


Nite Inn Bed & Breakfast
281 – 283 Dewsbury Road, Leeds LS11 5HN
0113 270 5187

132 Woodsley Road, Leeds LS2 9LZ
0113 243 2543

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The nearest train station is Leeds. See bus details below for how to complete the journey.

Facilities at Leeds Station: Refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities, pay phone and ATM.  The whole station is step free with lifts or Level access to all platforms.

Click here for NetworkRail information

Routes 40, 44 & 80 from British Rail station. Bus routes 72, 508 from bus station to Gloucester Terrace.

Click here for Leeds bus map

Prison main telephone numbers
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 0113 203 2600
Fax: 0113 203 2601


Information about Visiting is primarily supplied by the prison. This is supplemented with information from the various prison service websites, charities working within Visit Centres, IMB and HMCIP reports.

The ‘Updated’ date shows when information was last changed. The information is checked regularly; however, if you have further information, or believe our data to be incorrect, please use the ‘Contact’ link below.

Updated: July 2014

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Inside Time Limited provide the details of taxi companies and accommodation without recommendation. These are merely businesses within easy distance. Visitors are strongly advised to contact the business well in advance to check availability and pricing.


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