HMP Manchester

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HMP Manchester is part of the HM Prison Service High Security Estate and is based in Manchester, North West England.

POPS delivers the Visitor Centre Services at HMP Manchester providing a warm welcome and advice and support for all visitors on a range of issues including travel, debt and housing. We also provide one to one support around the visiting process and prison procedures.

Visitors are able to join the family forum group where they can bring up any issues or contribute ideas to make the visitor experience more relaxed and friendly.

COVID-19 Updates

Useful Documents

Before your visit make sure you download and read the following documents:

Important Contact Information

Booking Line: 0161 817 5655 / 0161 817 5656
Visitor Centre: 0161 817 5630    
Prison Switchboard: 0161 817 5600

POPS’ Family Lead: linzis@partnersofprisoners.co.uk

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 8.30am -5pm
Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Visiting Times

Monday:   
Tuesday:  
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Saturday:      
Sunday:     
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
No social visits. Legal visits only
09:00 – 10:00, 10:30 – 11:30, 14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
14:00 – 15:00,  15.30 – 16:30
Please arrive no earlier than 1/2 an hour prior to the start of your visit.
Any new CAT A visitors must go to the gate house first to register their details before booking in at the Visitor Centre. 

Financial Assistance

If you qualify to receive help with your finances such as benefits, you may be able to recoup all or part of the cost of your travel expenses.

Safer Custody

If you have concerns about an individual in custody at HMP Manchester please call 0161 817 5958.

Concerns may also be brought to the attention of POPS’ staff for follow up.

Last updated 16/09/21