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HMYOI PORTLAND Visiting Information

104 The Grove,
Easton Portland,

Local public transport information is given below under Additional Information.

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For information about getting help with the cost of visiting (Assisted Prison Visits Scheme) we have prepared a factsheet with all the information you need. If you need a PDF reader, you can download adobe pdf reader for free.

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Booking Procedure

Visiting Order sent by young adult

Booking Phone No.

01305 715 775

Booking Opening Time

Weekdays: 09:00 and 11:00

Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours

Min Age Unaccompanied


Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc

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

Ground floor access: Specially allocated Disabled Visits Room with full ground floor access


Next to prison with 2 disabled spaces next to the Visit Centre

Hand In Money on Visit


Hand In Other Items


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Hot & cold drinks and snacks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Crèche room in Visits

Refundable Locker Deposit


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Young adult faces visitors across an open table


Limited cafeteria for hot & cold drinks and snacks


Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Occasional supervised crèche

Cash Allowed In Room

Loose change for vending machines

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13:45 – 16:30


13:45 – 16:30

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No information was provided by HMYOI Portland

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Booking Number

01305 715718

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

Legal visits booking line is open between 09:00 and 11:00 on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday as well as 14:00 - 16:00 on Thursdays and Fridays.


You can also book by email:



Official Visit times
Tue & Thu:
Wed & Fri: 09:00-11:00 & 14:00-16:00

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Weymouth Station Cars
Weymouth Station, King Street, Weymouth DT4 7BJ
01305 788888

Weyline Taxis
4 Queen Street, Weymouth DT4 7HZ
01305 777 777

Portline Taxis
7 Victoria Square, Portland DT5 1AL
01305 821600


Bee Line Taxis

6 St. Edmund Street, Weymouth DT4 8AR

01305 775 151


Portland Lodge
Easton Lane, Portland DT5 1BW
01305 820265

Queen Anne House B & B
2 – 4 Fortuneswell, Portland DT5 1LP
01305 820028

Southville Guest House
5 Dorchester Road, Weymouth DT4 7JR
01305 770382

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The nearest railway station is in Weymouth town centre and is about 8 miles from the YOI. The station is a few minutes from the bus stop for the First Line No. 1 bus.

Facilities at Weymouth Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets and pay phone. the whole station is step free.

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There are regular buses to and from Weymouth, although not directly to the gate of the YOI. Most frequent is the First Line No. 1 bus, which leaves from the back of Debenhams Department Store in the centre of Weymouth at intervals of approximately ten minutes during weekdays and Saturdays (the service is regular but less frequent on Sundays). This bus drops off at Grove Corner, which is a walk of about half a mile from the YOI.
Click here for Route 1 Timetable (Monday - Friday)
Click here for Route 1 Timetable (Saturday)
Click here for Route 1 Timetable (Sunday)

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: 01305 715600
Fax: 01305 715601

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: November 2013

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Information supplied by InsideTime - the national newspaper for prisoners, and a wholly owned subsidiary of The New Bridge Foundation, a charity founded in 1956. Charity Reg No:1103511.

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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