HMP Thorn Cross

HMP Thorn Cross is a Category D Adult Male Institution for males aged 18+ which is located in the village of Appleton Thorn in Cheshire. Through POPS’ Family Support Lead families can access advice and information on a range of issues as well as one-to -one support when required, please ask for more information.

We host Family Days and Parental Contact sessions, giving prisoners’ families, prisoners and their children the opportunity to participate in activities. Please ask one of the POPS’ Visitor Centre staff for further information.

Family Forums are also available for families to get involved in, allowing families the opportunity to express any concerns that they may have. Your views and ideas are important to us.

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 Thorn Cross, travel directions, and other essential information.

Important Numbers

Visitor Centre: 01925 805 009
Prison Switchboard: 01925 805100

Visiting Times

17:45  – 19:45
13:45  – 15:45
17:45 – 19:45
09:45  – 10:45, 13:45-15:45
13:45  – 15:45

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