Birmingham prison visiting information

Social visits

Mon: 09:00 - 11:30 & 13:30 - 15:45
Tue: 09:00 - 11:30, 13:30 - 15:45 & 18:00 - 19:00
Wed: 09:00 - 11:30, 13:30 - 15:45 & 18:00 - 19:00
Thu: 09:00 - 11:30, 13:30 - 15:45 & 18:00 - 19:00
Fri: 09:00 - 11:30 & 14:00 - 16:00
Sat: 09:30 - 11:30 & 13:30 - 16:00
Sun: 10:15 - 11:30 & 13:30 - 16:00

Booking information

Bookings can be made by direct line telephone on 0121 598 8170, available Mon - Fri between 09:00 - 12:00 & 13:15 - 17:00. Alternatively, email legalvisits.birmingham@uk.g4s.com

Official visits

Mon-Fri: 08:15 - 09:15, 09:15 - 10:00, 10:00 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:30, 13:30 - 14:15, 14:15 - 15:00 & 15:00 - 15:45.

Booking information: Booking line - 0121 345 2565 - available from 09.00 - 12.00 and 13.30 -16.30 hours. email: hmpbirminghamlegalvisits@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Additional information

Additional time can be booked on request. Official identification will be required. Special requests, in writing, must be received to bring in tape recorders, lap-top computers, cameras, etc. 48-hours notice of any cancellation would be appreciated. Letter of authority required for all Police visits. Alternate Monday mornings additional legal/special visits take place in the main visits room (as well as the cubicles).

General information

Escort Area/Contractor: South Wales and West / Reliance Local Authority: County: West Midlands, District: Birmingham Constabulary: West Midlands Probation Service: West Midlands

How to get there

Birmingham Prison is located within 2 miles of the city centre.

  • Train: take a train to Birmingham New Street Station NOT Birmingham International. The prison is approximately five miles from Birmingham New Street Station. From there the journey can be completed either by taxi or by bus.

    The prison can also be reached by the metro that runs between Wolverhampton and Snow Hill, Birmingham. Alight at Winson Green, and it’s a five-minute walk.
  • Car:
    From the north and north west: M6 to Junction 8. Join the M5 southbound. Leave M5 at Junction 1. Turn left onto the A41 towards Birmingham. At the seventh set of traffic lights turn right onto the A4040 (Boulton Road). The prison is approximately one mile away on the left-hand side of the road.

    From the north east: To the A38 and continue down the ‘Aston Expressway’ – A38 (M). Turn off second left, up the slip road to Dartmouth Circus (a large roundabout). Turn right taking the third exit (signposted A41 West Bromwich). Continue through 2 sets of road traffic lights along New John Street West. At the roundabout take the third exit down to Hockley Circus. At the flyover turn right onto the A41 towards West Bromwich. Continue through several sets of traffic lights and turn left onto the A4040 (Boulton Road). The prison is approximately one mile away on the left-hand side of the road.

    From the south east: to Junction 8. Onto M6 southbound to Junction 1. Turn left onto the A41 towards Birmingham. At the seventh set of road traffic lights turn right onto the A4040 (Boulton Road). The prison is approximately one mile away on the left-hand side of the road.

    From the south west: M5 to Junction 1. Turn right onto the A41 towards Birmingham. At the seventh set of road traffic lights turn right onto the A4040 (Boulton Road). The prison is approximately one mile away on the left-hand side of the road.

    Parking: There is a car park for visitors with provision for disabled drivers
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