Prisoner location service

If you wish to trace someone who you believe is in prison custody but do not know his or her exact whereabouts the Prisoner Location Service can help you.

The following information must be included with the enquiry:

  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your full address including postcode
  • Reason for enquiry
  • Full name of the person you want to contact
  • Any other name/s by which they may have been known
  • His/her date of birth

If you want to contact the Prisoner Location Service please write to them at the address or email below.

Prisoner Location Service
PO Box 2152
B15 1SD
Fax: 0121 626 3474


If the person is in custody, your details will be passed to them and he or she will be asked to give consent for the disclosure of their whereabouts.

All replies and disclosures of information will be in accordance with departmental rules and data protection legislation.

HM Prison Service


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