HMP Wakefield

145HMP Wakefield is a Category A men’s prison, located in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Family Support is available to prisoner’s families and visitors. Information folders are available in The Hub to provide guidance regarding a visit and help with any issues around a custodial sentence, life in prison and release.

A coffee morning Family Forum runs once a month to help families to better understand a prisoner’s life whilst at HMP Wakefield.  POPS invites governors, prison staff and outside agencies to discuss different subjects such as Safer Custody, Probation, Education, Offender Management, Resettlement and any other areas that families wish to learn about.

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 Wakefield, travel directions, and other essential information.

More information can be found in our Visitor Information Booklet.

Important Numbers

Booking Line: 01924 612274
Prison Switchboard: 01924 612000

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Friday – Monday    12.45 – 16.00

POPS’ Family Support Lead is available to speak to on the phone Monday – Friday 08.30 – 16.30.

Visiting Times

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14:00 – 16:00



14:00 – 16:00
14:00 – 16:00
14:00 – 16:00

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

Click here to complete an application form

Safer Custody 

If you have concerns about someone in prison please call 0800 389 1108 and leave a message including your name and contact details.