HMP Risley

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HMP Risley is a prison for men in Warrington, Cheshire.

POPS delivers the Family Support Services at HMP Risley providing a warm welcome and advice and support for all visitors on a range of issues including travel, debt and housing. We also offer one to one support at times to suit families, please ask for more information.

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Useful Documents

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

Important Contact Information

Visitor Centre: 01925 733 063
Booking Line: 01925 733 284 / 733 285
Book by email:
Prison Switchboard: 01925 733 000

POPS’ Family Lead: /

Visitor Centre Opening Times

Monday – Thursday
11:45 – 16:45
08:00 – 16:30
08:00 – 12:00

Visiting Times:

14:00 – 16:00
14:00 – 16:00
14:00 – 16:00
14:00 – 16:00
No visits at the current time.
9:00 – 11:00, 14:00 – 16:00
9:00 – 11:00

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.

Safer Custody 

If you have concerns about an individual in custody at HMP Risley please call the Safer Custody concern line on 01925 733 007. Please leave your name, contact information and the name and prison number of the individual you are concerned about along with a description of your concern. Alternatively you can send the information via email to or via the online Safer Custody portal on the Prisoners’ Families Helpline website.

Last updated 15/05/24.