Leeds prison visiting information



10.00 – 11.30
14.00 – 15.00
15.30 – 16.30
09.00 – 10.00
10.30 – 11.30
14.00 – 15.00
15.30 – 16.30
Please note we no longer have social visits on Tuesdays.

You can book your visit in the following ways (please note you will always be asked for a Prisoner Number);

  • By phone - Mon-Fri between 1pm-3pm, please call 0113 2032995.
  • In person - face to face is now open in the Visits Search area Mon-Fri 08.30-12.30 & 1.30pm & 4pm.
  • Online - visit: www.gov.uk/prison-visits

All you need is:

  • prisoners prison number
  • name and date of birth of the prisoner
  • names and dates of birth for all visitors

You can choose up to 3 possible dates and times. Prison booking staff will check what’s available and confirm your visit by email. Please bring this confirmation with you on your visit.

All visitors under the age of 18 attending social visits must be accompanied by an adult. If the child is visiting without their parent or legal guardian but with another adult then a letter of consent is required from the parent/ guardian. The letter must include a contact number for the parent/ guardian to allow staff to check its validity prior to the visit taking place. Any U18's who attend the prison to visit without a letter of consent will be refused entry.

For any enquiries regarding visits please email socialvisits.leeds@hmps.gsi.gov.uk – this site is no longer used to take bookings.


09.15 – 10.00
10.00 – 10.45
10.45 – 11.30
 14.00 – 14.30
14.30 – 15.00
15.00 – 15.30
15.30 – 16.00
16.00 – 16.30

Please note we no longer have legal visits on Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Legal visits can only be booked via emailing legalvisits.leeds@hmps.gsi.gov.uk – please provide details of the prisoner (number or date of birth), names of the visitors and the dates you wish to visit.

I.D accepted

One of the following - Passport, Driving Licence, Benefits book, Senior Citizen's public photo transport card, Employee or Student photo I.D with name and organisation on.
Two of the following - Birth or Marriage certificate, Cheque book, Credit or Debit card, Employee or Student I.D without photo, NUS or Trade Union card, Rent book, Foreign identity or Resident's card.
Unfortunately social visitors are no longer allowed to wear a wristwatch into the establishment, please leave these at home or in the lockers provided at the Jigsaw centre. There are no longer lockers at the visit search area. 

Please note you should bring a £1 coin for a locker for your belongings. You can take upto £20 in coins and your identification in with you, everything else must be put in a locker.


Items are only allowed if authorised and there must be a valid application from the prisoner detailing the items you are bringing in.

Property can be brought in:

Tuesday to Sunday - 9:30 till 11:30 and 14:00 till 16:00.

The Visitors Centre - 0113 203 2771

The Visitors Centre (Jigsaw) at Leeds Prison is a self-funding independent charity. The Visitors Centre is open 7 days a week from 8.15am - 4.45pm

The Visitors Centre acts as a bridge between the families and the prisoners. Through the centre's staff you can seek re-assurance, information, advice, and support. We are here for you.

In conjunction with the Visitors Centre we also provide a number of family focused, visits based around special themes such as Christmas, Easter and EID which are advertised separately from the normal visits information.

Leeds Visitors Centre offers a variety of activities and services for all visitors, prison staff and the local community. We offer:

  • Information, Advice & Support 
  • Quiet rooms for confidentiality should you need to talk 
  • A play area 
  • Lockers 
  • A waiting area 
  • Disabled access and facilities 
  • Toilets & baby changing facilities 
  • A buggy park (to leave prams – safely) 
  • Refreshments including fresh fruit 
  • Taxi phone 
  • Books and magazines 
  • Free access to the internet

For more information, please visit www.jigsawvisitorscentre.org.uk.

Visits Hall

The visits hall comprises of a 24 static seated area and adjoining closed visits booths. Selections of hot and cold refreshments are provided on a session by session basis.

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

During school holiday and weekend visits there is a play area for children with qualified play workers supervising and leading on activities.

How to get there: 

HMP Leeds is situated on the A647 approx. 1.5 miles to the west of Leeds city centre in West Yorkshire.


Buses - 85, 87, X14, X15 (limited running times/days, please check prior to travel) from Leeds Railway station. 

Buses - 16 and 16a run from opposite the Bus Station and also Leeds Train Station to the back of the prison (Hall Lane). 

Bus - 72 from bus station to Gloucester Terrace. 

The nearest railway station is in Leeds city centre. There is a taxi rank outside the train station.    


From the West – (M62) turn off onto M621 (which bears left just after J27) and follow City Centre sign. 

From the North follow A1/M1 link, A64 West, A58M (Halifax, Bradford sign). 

From the South – M1, M621 (Junction 2) and follow City Centre signs. 

From East – M62, M1 (North), M621 (Junction 2) and follow City Centre signs. 

All routes, on approaching the Armley Gyratory take the A647 to Bradford. The prison is half a mile on the left.       

Parking is extremely limited at the prison. Ample street parking is available in the surrounding residential areas.

HM Prison Service


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