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HMP MAIDSTONE Visiting Information

Address:
HMP MAIDSTONE
36 County Road,
Maidstone,
Kent,
ME14 1UZ

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VISITING INFORMATION

Booking Procedure

On-line booking now available

Booking Phone No.

01622 775619

Booking Opening Time

Mon - Fri; 09:30–16:30

Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours (Weekdays only - Weekend visits must be booked by 12:30 on the Friday before)

Min Age Unaccompanied

18

Search Procedure

Rub down

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID (Passport/Driving Licence etc)

Subsequent Visit ID

ID Vrequired for every visit

Visitor Adult Age

18

Child Visitor ID

Birth Certificate, Passport or Red Book

Disabled Facilities

Full access with ramps and disabled access toilets

Parking

None; there are some disabled spaces around the prison wall

Hand In Money on Visit

No

Hand In Other Items

Yes - dependent on IEP: Check with prison for full information

Book next visit on Visit

No

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VISITING CENTRE

Opening Times

12:30 - 14:15

Refreshments

No

Toilets

Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area

Refundable Locker Deposit

£1

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:

 


On arrival
Monday to Friday:

Book in at the Dinsmore Centre (this is located in County Road next to the main prison entrance) from 12:30. This centre is equipped with toilets, and baby changing facilities. You can book a visit at the Centre between 1pm and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

 

pact have a Family Support Worker who is often in the Visitors' Centre; if she is not here and you would like a chat there is an application form for you to book a chat with her.
 

Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays:

Book in at Prison Visit Centre.

THE LAST VISIT TIME IS 15:30


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VISIT ROOM

Seating

Discreet tables and chairs

Refreshments

Cold drinks and snacks

Toilets

No toilets in Visit Room

Child Facilities

Small unsupervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

£15 - coins only

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VISITING TIMES

Monday

14:00 - 16:25

Wednesday

14:00 - 16:25

Thursday

14:00 - 16:25

Friday

14:00 - 16:25

Saturday

14:00 - 16:25

Sunday

14:00 - 16:25

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VISITING FREQUENCY

Convicted Basic

2 per month

Convicted Standard

3 per month

Convicted Enhanced

4 per month

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OFFICIAL VISITS

Booking Number

Fax to 01622 775660

Visiting Time

Mon - Fri: 08:45 - 09:45 & 09:45 - 10:45

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

No (unless authorised by the Governor)

Probation visits between 08:45 - 10:45, Mon-Fri only. No afternoon visits.

 

Laptops etc. need prior approval from the Governor.


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LOCAL INFORMATION


Taxis

Wheelchair Friendly Taxis
3 Lombardy Drive, Maidstone ME14 5TA
07963 962546

Intacab
Upper Stone Street, Maidstone ME15 6EX
01622 766400

Arrows
62 Bell Road, Maidstone ME15 9HP
01622 206098

Accommodation

Deangate
11 College Road, Maidstone ME15 6YH
01622 762381

Marions

79 Lower Boxley Road, Maidstone ME14 2UU
01622 673969

Guest House
25 Holland Road, Maidstone ME14 1UN
01622 678606


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TRAVEL INFORMATION


Rail:
The Prison is a short walk away from Maidstone East Railway Station which has direct links from London Victoria (2 trains per hour). A hourly service also runs from Cannon St. & Charing Cross/Waterloo East (all via London Bridge). For further information call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.

On leaving the station, County Road is directly in front of you with County Hall on the left, approx. 100 yards along this road is the Prison Visitors' Centre and the main prison gate.
Facilities at Maidstone East Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets and pay phone. The station is partially step free. Platform 1 step free, Platform 2/3 is accessed by road bridge. Ticket Office not step free, car park step free.

Click here for NetworkRail 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: 01622 775 300
Fax: 01622 775 301

 


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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