HMP Wakefield

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

The Visitor Centre, operated by POPS, is known as ‘The Hub’ opening as a visitor centre for prisoner’s families on visit days and as a community venue for hire on non-visit days. ‘The Hub’ aims to develop strong working links with the community and to support prisoners’ families.

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.

For more information about the visitor centre and how to book a visit download our Visitor Centre Information Sheet (HMP Wakefield)

For information on how to book ‘The Hub’ for training or events download our
Booking Information Sheet

Booking Line: 01924 612274
Prison Switchboard: 01924 612000
The Hub: 01924 612362

Visiting Times:

Monday          CLOSED
Tuesday          14.00-16.00
Wednesday    CLOSED
Thursday        14.00-16.00
Friday              CLOSED
Saturday         14.00-16.00
Sunday           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
Download an application form