Styal Prison Information

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

Styal Prison was opened in 1962 and has since played an essential 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.

Styal 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.

Styal 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.

Styal 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 designed to meet the strict security requirements of a closed prison and are equipped with basic amenities.
  • Education and Vocational Training: Styal Prison places a strong emphasis on education and vocational training. Inmates have access to a range of educational programs, including basic literacy and numeracy, as well as accredited courses. Vocational training opportunities are also available to develop employable skills and enhance prospects for successful reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Styal Prison may have access to work activities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, promote discipline, and instill a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: Styal Prison has an on-site healthcare facility 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: Styal 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 Styal,

Tel: 01625 553 000

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

You can book your visit online:

You can book your visit by telephone. Booking line:
0300 060 6512
The booking line is open:
Monday to Friday - 9:30am to 5pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
2pm to 4pm (maximum of 14 prisoners)
Friday: no visits
Saturday and Sunday:
9:30am to 11:30am (open house only)
2pm to 4pm (maximum of 14 prisoners)

Visitors should arrive 15 minutes before your booked time slot.

Styal Prison Information

How to get to Styal Prison:

The closest railway stations are:
Styal Station - a 10 minute walk to the prison
Wilmslow Station - a 5 minute taxi ride to the prison

To plan your journey by public transport:

There is a car park at the prison. Parking is limited and there are no designated spaces for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to Styal 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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