Ford prison visiting information

Social visits

Wed: 18:00 - 20:00
Fri: 14:00 - 16:00
Sat: 14:00 - 16:00
Sun: 14:00 - 16:00

Booking online

To book online, visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits

All you need is: 

  • the name and date of birth of the person you are visiting 
  • their prisoner number 

You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. You’ll also receive your visiting order (VO) number by email. You must bring this with you when you visit. 

If you've made an online visit booking request and haven't received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please email ford@hmps.gsi.gov.uk.

If you've made an online visit booking request and haven't received a confirmation email within 1-3 working days, please email Social Visits, Ford.

Additional information: Extended family visits are available every few weeks.

You may be entitled to help with your travel expenses. Please visit the Assisted Prison Visits Scheme page for more information.

Official visits

Tue: 09:00 - 11:45
Thu: 09:00 - 11:45

Booking information: Appointments can be made by contacting Communications on 01903 663000 and asking for legal visits. Bookings should be made between 14:00 & 16:00.

How to get there:

  • Train: The nearest train station is 1 mile away. The journey can be completed by taxi or a 15-20 minute walk.
  • Bus: There is no bus service to the prison.
  • Car: From the North: A29 to Arundel roundabout, A27 - take 4th turning signposted FORD - prison is 1 mile after railway station.
  • From West: M27 - A27 Arundel roundabout, directions as above.
  • From East: A27 to Arundel, direction as above.
  • From South: A259 Littlehampton (East) Bognor Regis (West); turn North (right from East; left from West) at Ford, Clymping roundabout; prison approximately half a mile.
  • There is a visitors' car park.
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