HMP Thorn Cross

Facebook page for POPS at HMP Buckley HallAt this difficult time, information concerning visits is often subject to rapid changes which may not be reflected here. Please visit POPS’ Facebook page for HMP Thorn Cross for all the latest information and updates.


DSC_0653HMP 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, DSC_0630giving prisoners’ families, prisoners and their children the opportunity to participate in activities together. 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.

COVID-19 Updates

Useful documents

DSC_0650Before your visit make sure you download and read the following documents:

Important Contact Information

Visitor Centre: 01925 805 009
Prison Switchboard: 01925 805100

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

Visiting Times

Tuesday         
Thursday      
Sunday                   
13:45-14:45, 15:15-16:15
13:45-14:45, 15:15-16:15
13:45-14:45, 15:15-16:15

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.

Safer Custody

If you have concerns about someone in prison please call 01925 805 100 and ask to speak to the ‘orderly officer’. During ‘out of hours’ you may also ring 01925 805242.

Last updated 09/09/21