HMP Preston

HMP Preston is a category B local prison situated in Preston, North West England.

POPS delivers the Visitor Centre Services at HMP Preston 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.

Before your visit make sure you download POPS’ 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW information sheet. This includes information on how to book a visit at HMP Preston, travel directions, and other essential information.

Important Numbers

Booking Line: 01772 444 888
Families Support Lead: 07471 037 207
Prison Switchboard: 01772 444 550

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Monday – Saturday 1.30pm – 3.45pm
Sunday 1.00pm – 3.45pm

Visiting Times

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14:00 – 15:45
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Financial Assistance with Visiting 

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.

Find out more
Download an application form

Safer Custody

If you have concerns about someone in prison please call 01772 444550 and ask to speak to ‘Safer Custody’/ ‘orderly officer’. During ‘out of hours’ you may also ring 01925 805242.