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HMP LEICESTER Visiting Information

Address:
HMP LEICESTER
116 Welford Road,
Leicester,
LE2 7AJ

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VISITING INFORMATION

Booking Procedure

On-line booking now available

Booking Phone No.

0116 228 3128

Booking Opening Time

08:30 - 11:30 & 14:00 - 16:00 (Daily)

Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours

Min Age Unaccompanied

18

Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc. and proof of address

Subsequent Visit ID

Proof of address

Visitor Adult Age

10 - Adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

Birth Certificate, Medical Card or Passport for each child

Disabled Facilities

Full access

Parking

No

Hand In Money on Visit

No

Hand In Other Items

No

Book next visit on Visit

Yes

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VISITING CENTRE

Toilets

Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Supervised play area

Refundable Locker Deposit

20p

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:

 


Arrival

Domestic visitors should report to the Visitors' Centre on Tower Street to book in for their visit. Children's play area and tea bar operate in the visits room staffed by volunteers.
The children's play area and the tea bar in the Visit Room are staffed by volunteers.


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VISIT ROOM

Seating

Table & 4 chairs

Refreshments

Hot & cold drinks and snacks

Toilets

Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Supervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

Max £9

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VISITING TIMES

Monday

13:45 - 15:45

Tuesday

13:45 - 15:45

Thursday

09:00 - 11:00 & 13:45 - 15:45

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 & 13:45 - 15:45

Sunday

13:45 - 15:45


 


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VISITING FREQUENCY

Remand Basic

3x 1 hour per week

Remand Standard

3x 2 hours per week

Remand Enhanced

4x 2 hours per week

Convicted Basic

2 x 1 hour per month

Convicted Standard

2 x 2 hours per month

Convicted Enhanced

3 x 2 hours per month

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OFFICIAL VISITS

Booking Number

0116 228 3050

Hand Items To prisoner

No

Receive Items From Prisoner

No

Legal visits may be booked by email: hmpleicesterlegalvisits@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Official Visit Times
Mon: 09:00 - 11:00 & 13:45 - 15:45
Tue: 09:00 - 11:00 & 13:45 - 15:45
Wed: 09:00 - 11:00 & 13:45 - 15:45
Thu: 09:00 - 11:00 & 13:45 - 15:45
Fri: 09:00 - 11:00
 

Official visitors should report to the Main gate to book in for their visit

Laptops and other equipment must be cleared by 'Security' prior to the visit

 

PVL - Prison Video Link - 0116 228 3245
 


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LOCAL INFORMATION


Taxis

Street Cars
4 Princess Road West, Leicester LE1 6TP
0116 255 9559

Swift Fox Cars
77A Church Gate, Leicester LE1 3AN
0116 26 28 222

Kings Taxis
4 Wharf Street South, Leicester LE1 2AA
0116 242 5260

Accommodation

Spindle Lodge
2 West Walk, Leicester LE1 7NA
0116 233 8801

Comfort
20 Saxby Street, Leicester LE2 0ND
0116 254 0674

David House
17 – 19 Saxby Street, Leicester LE2 0ND
0116 254 5139


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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Train:
Leicester train station is the nearest station and is a short walk from the prison. It is on the Midland Mainline. In case of difficulty getting instructions to the prison, ask for directions to Leicester Royal Infirmary (Hospital) - we are a short distance from the hospital.

Facilities at Leicester Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities, pay phone and ATM.  The station is step free and there is access to all platforms via main entrance and lifts.
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Bus:
The main bus station (St. Margaret's) is situated to the north of the city centre. The prison is approximately 1 mile south of the bus station.
Click for Leicester bus information
 


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: 01162 283 000
Fax: 01162 283 001

 


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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