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HMP WAKEFIELD Visiting Information

5 Love Lane,
West Yorkshire,

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Booking Procedure

Visiting Order sent by prisoner

Booking Phone No.

01924 612274

Booking Opening Time

Daily: 09:00 – 11:00 plus 14:00 – 16:00: Weekdays

Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours

Min Age Unaccompanied


Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Passport (or photo ID)

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age

18 - Adult ID required

Child Visitor ID

Birth Certificate for each child

Disabled Facilities

Full access with ramps and toilets


Public car parks nearby

Hand In Money on Visit


Hand In Other Items


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Opening Times

12:45 – 16:30 on visit days


Self-service: hot & cold drinks and snacks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area

Refundable Locker Deposit


Note: When Booking

There is a new booking line number. At present the booking line goes to a non-operational voicemail box when the line is closed and the recorded message that operates from the mainline only directs you to various push button options – it does not actually give you the telephone number.

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Low tables with 4 chairs


Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Unsupervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

Max £10 - Coins only

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09:00-11:30 & 14:00-16:00


09:00-11:30 & 14:00-16:00


09:00-11:30 & 14:00-16:00

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Convicted Basic

2 (minimum 30 minutes)

Convicted Standard

2 (minimum 30 minutes) + 1 PVO

Convicted Enhanced

2 (minimum 30 minutes) + 3 PVO

The prison organise regular non-children family days and community entertainment days.

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Booking Number

01924 612250

Visiting Time

Mon to Thu: 09:00 – 11:30 and 14:00 – 16:00; Fri: 09:00 - 10:45 & 13:30 - 16:00

Hand Items To prisoner


Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

Legal visitors are asked to give prior notice if they need DVD/VHS facilities or if they wish to bring laptops or other electronic aids.

PVL - Prison Video Link - 01924 246000 ext 6068


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Bargain Taxis
Unit 1, Union Street, Wakefield WF1 3AG
01924 332222

Fleet Taxis
Westgate Railway Station, Wakefield WF1 1XP
01924 368808

Greenline Taxis
138 Westgate, Wakefield WF2 9SR
01924 363932


78 Saville Street, Wakefield WF1 3LN
01924 376803

Stanley View Guest House
226 – 228 Stanley Road, Wakefield WF1 4AE
01924 376803

The Black Swan Hotel
147 - 149 Westgate, Wakefield WF2 9RY
01924 335617

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Travel Information

The nearest mainline station is Wakefield Westgate, the prison is approx. five minutes walk away.

Facilities at Wakefield Kirkgate Station: Pay phone. The station is step free - Station is unstaffed: however there are no access problems for disabled or wheelchair bound customers as access to the platforms is via ramped subway.

Facilities at Wakefield Westgate Station: Waiting room, toilets, baby changing facilities, pay phone and ATM. The station is partially step free with a barrow crossing access across the railway between platforms 1 and 2.

Click here for Networkrail information

There are regular bus services in Wakefield
Click here for information about the Wakefield Free City Bus
Click here for services to and from Wakefield Bus Station

National Express run services to the nearby Wakefield Bus Station.
Click here for National Express website

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: 01924 612000

Fax: 01924 246001


Updated: November 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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