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Send Prison
Send Prison, officially known as HMP Send, is a women's closed prison located near Woking in Surrey, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Send Prison serves as a significant correctional facility within the UK's prison system. Here is important information about Send Prison:

Send Prison was opened in 1962 and has since played a crucial role in the UK's penal system. The prison operates as a closed facility, accommodating women who have been convicted of various offenses requiring secure custody and rehabilitation.

Send Prison is classified as a closed prison, indicating a higher level of security. The prison implements necessary security measures to ensure the safety and security of both staff and inmates.

Send Prison primarily houses adult female offenders who have been assessed as suitable for closed prison conditions. These inmates may have committed a range of offenses and are typically serving medium to long-term sentences. The prison focuses on providing a safe and supportive environment to facilitate their rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into society.

Send Prison offers various facilities and services to support the welfare and rehabilitation of its inmates. 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: Send Prison places a strong emphasis on education and vocational training. Inmates have access to a range of educational programs, including basic education, literacy, numeracy, and accredited courses. Vocational training opportunities are also available to develop employable skills and enhance prospects for successful reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Send Prison have access to various work activities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, instill discipline, and promote a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: Send 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: Send 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 Send,
Ripley Road,
Woking,
GU23 7LJ

Tel: 01483 471 000

Website: HMP Send Prison
Booking a visit to Send Prison
Visiting Times at Send Prison

You can book your visit online:
www.gov.uk/prison-visits

Or if you have been sent a visiting order, you can also book by telephone.

Telephone booking line: 0300 060 6514
The booking line is open Monday to Friday, 09:00hrs – 16:00hrs.

Visiting times:

Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm
Saturday: 2pm to 4pm
Sunday: 2pm to 4pm


Send Prison Information

How to get to Send Prison:

By Car

If driving to the prison from the M25, leave at Junction 10 take the A3 towards Guildford. After one mile take the B2215 signposted Ockham.

Take 1st exit from Roundabout and continue for 1/2 mile. On a sharp bend turn right into Guileshill lane.

At T-Junction turn right and immediately left into Hungry Hill Lane, this becomes Ripley Road, once you see the Perimeter Fence on your left the Prison entrance is approx. 1/4 mile.

From Guildford take the A3 towards London. Turn off at the Burnt Common Junction, the B2215 to Ripley. At first roundabout take the third exit, A247 passing the Garage on your left. After crossing the A3 turn left as though to re-join the A3 towards Guildford (signposted HMP Send), keeping to the outside lane turn right off the slip road onto Tithebarns Lane (signposted HMP). At the T-Junction turn right onto Ripley Road, the Prison entrance is approx. 1/4 mile.

From Woking take the A320 towards Guildford, at 1st roundabout take 1st exit towards Old Woking, which is Wych Hill. Turn left at roundabout into High Street, at next roundabout take the right-hand junction, the A247 to Send. At next roundabout take 2nd exit (straight over), A247 towards Clandon passing the Garage on your left. After crossing the A3 turn left as though to join the A3 towards Guildford (signposted HMP Send), keeping to the outside lane turn right off the slip road onto Tithebarns Lane (signposted HMP). At the T-Junction turn right into Ripley Road, the perimeter fence is on your left and the Prison entrance is approx. 1/4 mile.

From Dorking take A25 towards Guildford.

Cross the A246 and join the A247, after 2 miles turn right as though to join the A3 towards Guildford (signposted HMP Send), keeping to the outside lane turn right off the slip road onto Tithebarns Lane (signposted HMP). At the T-Junction turn right into Ripley Road, the perimeter fence is on your left and the Prison entrance is approx. 1/4 mile.

Free car parking is available at the prison.

By train

The closest railway station is Clandon.

Trains also travel frequently from Woking station.

HMP Send runs a minibus service for Social Visits from Woking station and back again. You will need to be at Woking Station by 1pm and wait on the Marks and Spencer side of the station.

To plan your journey by public transport:

https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
https://www.traveline.info/

For all visits to Send Prison, 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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