Bristol Prison Information

Bristol Prison, officially known as HMP Bristol, is a prison facility located in Horfield, Bristol, England. Operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Bristol Prison is a Category B local prison that primarily holds adult male inmates. Here is important information about Bristol Prison:

Bristol Prison has a long history, dating back to its establishment in 1883. Originally built as a local prison, it continues to serve its purpose of securely detaining individuals awaiting trial or serving short-term sentences. The prison's primary role is to provide safe and humane custody for its inmates.

Bristol Prison is classified as a Category B prison. It is designed to hold prisoners with a medium security risk. The facility maintains strict security measures to ensure the safety of both inmates and staff. These measures include secure perimeters, surveillance systems, and comprehensive access control procedures.

Bristol Prison primarily houses adult male inmates, including both remand (pretrial) and convicted prisoners. It can accommodate a substantial number of inmates, with a capacity of approximately 600 individuals. The prison holds individuals convicted of various offenses, ranging from non-violent crimes to more serious offenses, excluding those requiring maximum-security confinement.

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Contact Information
HMP Bristol Prison
19 Cambridge Rd,

Tel: 01173 723100

Website: HM Prison Bristol
Booking a visit to Bristol Prison
How to book a visit at HM Prison Bristol
To visit someone in Bristol Prison you must:
  • be on that person’s visitor list
  • book your visit at least 2 working days in advance
  • have the the required ID with you when you go
At least one visitor must be 18 or older at every visit.

Men who are on remand can have 2 visits a week. Men who have been convicted (they have been sentenced or are awaiting sentencing) can have 2 visits a month.

You can book a visit to Bristol by calling the Booking line: 0300 060 6510
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Bristol Prison Information

Visiting times are every day from 1:30pm to 2:30pm and 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

If you are planning on visiting Bristol Prison by train, the nearest stations are Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. Then you will need to take the bus. All buses numbered from 70 to 79 pass the prison and can be caught from near the central bus station.

Parking At Bristol Prison
If coming by car, you will need to park on the local roads as there is no visitor parking at the prison. There is a parking space for Blue Badge holders on the main road opposite the prison entrance.
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