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HMP STAFFORD Visiting Information

54 Gaol Road,
ST16 3AW

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Booking Procedure

Visiting Order sent by prisoner

Booking Phone No.

0300 060 6505

Booking Opening Time


Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours

Min Age Unaccompanied


Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detector and passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photographis (Passport etc)

Subsequent Visit ID

Biometric ID system; but take ID just in case of problems

Visitor Adult Age

14 Adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

No seperate ID ID reuqired

Disabled Facilities

Full access, lift, disabled toilets and special tables in the Visit Room


No parking - no disabled spaces

Hand In Money on Visit


Hand In Other Items


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Opening Times

13:00 - 16:30


Hot & cold drinks and snacks from a servery and vending machines


Yes with disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access

Child Facilities


Refundable Locker Deposit


When you arrive, book in at the Visitor Centre which is across the road from the prison.


If you have a baby with you the prison will allow you to take a feeding bottle and dummy.

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Fixed seating with 2 special tables for disabled visitors


Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Yes with disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

Up to £20.00

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Weekend visits alternate days each week for vulnerable and standard prisoners. Please check with prison when booking.

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Convicted Basic

2 per month

Convicted Standard

3 per month

Convicted Enhanced

4 per month

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Visiting Time

See below

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

Visit Times
Mon: 09:00 - 11:00 (E, F & G wings)
Tue: 09:00 - 11:00 (A, B, C & D wings)
Wed: 09:00 - 11:00 (E, F & G wings)
Thu: 09:00 - 11:00 (A, B, C & D wings)

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Anthony’s Taxis
135 Newport Road, Stafford ST16 2EZ
01785 252255

Penkridge Cabs
Stone Cross, Penkridge, Stafford ST19 5AR
01785 712589

24 Hr Westside Taxis
150 Newport Road, Stafford ST16 2EZ
01785 225588


Leonards Croft
80 Lichfield Road, Stafford ST17 4LP
01785 223676

Mill Cottage B&B
6 Mill Cottages, Chartley, Stafford ST18 0LH
01889 271109

Chase View
200 – 202 Main Road, Milford, Stafford ST17 0UN
01785 665490

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Induction sessions are provided by Visits Staff for all new visitors to ensure they are aware of all the processes and procedures which take place when entering the establishment.


Check which wing the person you are visiting is on because this may affect which days you can visit.



Travel Information

On leaving the station (Stafford connects to London Euston), use the pedestrian crossing, and follow road round into Victoria Road. Keep to the right hand side of the road, cross at mini island and take the pedestrian walkway past the Crown Court. Cross the road into St Mary's Passage, and follow the path keeping St. Mary's church on your left. On entering the town, turn left at McDonalds and walk straight through the town centre, past Marks and Spencers and you will come to Queensway (the ringroad). Cross first road, bear right and cross second road. Keep railings on your left, walk up Gaol Road and the prison is on your right.

Facilities at Stafford Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities, pay phone and ATM.  the station is step free with passenger operated lifts available between platforms.

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There are no direct services to the prison. Visitors are advised either to take a taxi or walk.

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: 01785 773000
Fax: 01785 773001


Updated: November 2013

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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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