Booking a visit:
You will need to know the prisoner number of the prisoner in order to book a visit, and the prisoner must have added all visitors to their approved visitor list.
You can book a visit online at any time: go to www.gov.uk/prison-visits and follow the instructions on screen. Please book your visit at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive a confirmation by email if your booking is successful.
You can also book a visit by phone:
Leeds booking line: 0113 203 2995. Open Monday to Friday, 8.30-9.30am and 1pm-2pm.
Wealstun booking line: 01937 444599. Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-12.30pm.
You can book a visit in person at HMP Leeds: Monday to Friday between 8am-12noon, go to the main entrance.
If you have a query about your visit to HMP Leeds you can email email@example.com. Please note that this email address cannot be used to make bookings.
A maximum of three visitors aged 10+ can attend each visit, plus up to three visitors aged under 10.
There are no visits on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day or Boxing Day.
On the day of your visit:
You should arrive at the visitor centre at least 45 minutes before your scheduled visit time to allow time to go through security. If you arrive late or after your visit has started, the amount of time you have on the visit will be reduced. If you arrive more than 30 minutes after your visit start time, you will not be allowed to enter.
There is a dress code for visitors. You are not permitted to wear tops which reveal midriff, cleavage or bare chest; no vest tops; no shorts or skirts shorter than knee length; no ripped clothing; no sports team logos; no open toe sandals; no headwear or scarves other than for religious purposes; no clothing that is offensive or displays inappropriate material.
Drinks and snacks can be bought from the refreshment bar in the visit room.
HMP Leeds: each adult can bring up to £30 to spend in the visit room. This must be in coins, not notes or bank cards.
HMP Wealstun: each adult can bring up to £20 to spend in the visit room. This can be in coins or notes, but not bank cards.
There are CCTV cameras in the visit room and your visit may be terminated at any time if officers consider your behaviour to be inappropriate.
Jigsaw staff are here to support you before and after your visit. Please approach a member of staff if you have any questions or concerns.
Cancelling a Visit:
You can only cancel a visit using the method you used to book the visit, i.e. online / phone / in person.
All visitors aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A full birth certificate must be brought for visitors who are aged under 18, red books will be accepted for babies up to six weeks old.
The prison runs an Incentives and Earned Privileges (IEP) scheme. There are three privilege levels for prisoners - Basic, Standard and Enhanced. All prisoners start off on Standard privileges and can progress towards higher levels. The prisoner's IEP level determines how many visits they are allowed.
Basic (remand): 1 visit per week
Standard (remand): 3 visits per week
Enhanced (remand): 5 visits per week
Basic (convicted): 1 visit per month
Standard (convicted): 3 visits per month
Enhanced (convicted): 5 visits per month
Help with the cost of prison visits:
You may be able to apply for help with the cost of coming on a prison visit. See www.gov.uk/help-with-prison-visits for full details of this scheme and how to apply.
Former prisoners who have been released within the past 2 years must write to the Governor of that prison to request permission to visit. Once you have received permission, please bring a copy of this with you on your visit.