Birmingham Prison Information

Birmingham Prison, also known as HMP Birmingham, is a large prison facility located in Winson Green, Birmingham, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Birmingham Prison is a category B/C prison designed to hold male adult prisoners. Here is some important information about Birmingham Prison:

Birmingham Prison has a rich history dating back to its opening in 1849. Originally built as a county prison, it has since undergone several expansions and renovations. The prison's main purpose is to securely house individuals who are either awaiting trial or serving sentences for a wide range of offenses.

Birmingham Prison is classified as a category B/C facility, which means it can accommodate prisoners with a medium to low security risk. It has robust security measures in place to ensure the safety of both staff and inmates. The prison employs advanced technology, including surveillance systems, secure perimeters, and strict access control procedures.

Birmingham Prison primarily houses male adult prisoners, including both remand (pretrial) and convicted inmates. It can accommodate a significant number of prisoners, with a capacity of around 1,400 individuals. The prison holds individuals convicted of various offenses, including but not limited to, violence, drugs, and property crimes.

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Contact Information
HMP Birmingham
Winson Green Road,
B18 4AS

Tel: 01215 988000

Website: HM Prison Birmingham
Booking a visit to Birmingham Prison
How to book a visit at HM Prison Birmingham.

Birmingham Prison is a privately run prison by G4S and is one of the largest prisons in the UK. It takes prisoners from Crown and Magistrates courts including Birmingham and Shrewsbury. From Magistrates’ Courts, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Warley, Dudley and Telford

Prisoners book visits through the residential units system. You can no longer book visits by phone or e-mail, and this means that the prisoner will have to inform you when he has booked the visit.

Birmingham Prison Information

Visiting Times:
  • Mon: 09:15 – 11.45 & 14.00 – 16:00
  • Tue: 09:00 – 10.00, 10.45 – 11.45 & 14.00 – 16.00 & 18:00 – 19:30
  • Wed: 09:15 – 11:45, 14.00 – 16.00 & 18:00 – 19:30
  • Thu: 09:00 – 10.00, 10.45 – 11.45, 14.00 – 16.00 & 18:00 – 19:30
  • Fri: 09:00 – 11:45, 14.00 – 16.00
  • Sat & Sun: 08:30 – 09:45, 10.15 – 11.45 & 14:00 – 16:00

Getting the train to Birmingham Prison? The Prison is situated about 2 miles from Birmingham New Street Station. You can use either the taxi, local buses or the trams from the station to get to the prison.

Coming by car? There is a visitors car park, including spaces for Blue Badge holders.
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