New Hall Prison Information

New Hall Prison
New Hall Prison, officially known as HMP New Hall, is a women's prison located in Flockton, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, New Hall Prison provides secure custody for female offenders. Here is important information about New Hall Prison:

New Hall Prison was established in 1987 as a Category B prison for female offenders. The prison serves the purpose of providing a secure environment for women who have been convicted of various offenses and require custodial sentences.

New Hall Prison is classified as a Category B prison, indicating a medium level of security. The prison employs measures to ensure the safety and security of both staff and inmates.

New Hall Prison exclusively accommodates adult female offenders. The prison has a capacity to house approximately 400 inmates, including those on remand, serving short- to medium-term sentences, and participating in rehabilitation programs.

New Hall Prison offers various facilities and services to meet the needs of its inmates and support their rehabilitation. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison provides multiple residential units with individual cells or shared accommodation for inmates. The cells are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Education and Vocational Training: New Hall Prison offers a range of educational programs and vocational training opportunities to help inmates develop skills, improve their prospects, and prepare for their eventual release. These programs may include basic education, literacy and numeracy courses, vocational skills training, and accredited qualifications.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates have access to work opportunities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, instill discipline, and provide a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: New Hall Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who provide primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialized medical care are also available.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and facilitates visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: New Hall Prison offers pre-release planning and support to help inmates prepare for their eventual release. This may include assistance with accommodation, employment, and access to community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP New Hall,

Tel: 01924 803 000

Website: HMP New Hall Prison
Booking a visit to New Hall Prison
Visiting Times at New Hall Prison

You can book your visit online:

By email to or by telephone.

Visits booking line: 0300 060 6515
The booking line is open: Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 11:45am and 1:45pm to 4:45pm
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Visiting times:
  • Tuesday: 1:45pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 1:45pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 1:45pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 1:45pm to 4pm

New Hall Prison Information

The closest railway stations are Huddersfield and Wakefield (which has 2 stations, Westgate and Kirkgate). New Hall is around a 25 minute taxi ride from either station.

You can also take a bus from Wakefield Bus Station that will drop you around 1 mile from the prison.

To plan your journey by public transport:

New Hall has a car park with spaces for visitors, including spaces for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to New Hall, visitors are required to bring photographic ID and proof of address (dated within the past 3 months). The only forms of photographic ID that will be accepted are:
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Photographic
  • Driving Licence (full or provisional)
  • Citizen Card
  • Senior Citizens Bus Pass Travel Card (issued by Scottish Government)
The only forms of proof of address that will be accepted are:
  • Utility bill
  • Council tax bill
  • Benefit book
  • Bank statement
  • other letter from official source
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