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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. (Prisoners can add people to their approved visitor list at the Prisoner Information Desk located on their wing. They will need to know names, addresses and dates of birth of people they wish to be on their visitor list.)

You can book a prison visit online at any time: go to 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:

HMP Leeds visit booking line: 0113 203 2570. Open Monday to Friday, 8am-10am and 12noon-2pm.

HMP Wealstun visit booking line: 01937 444599. Open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-12.30pm.

You can book a visit in person at HMP Leeds: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday between 8.00-11.30am and between 1.30-3.30pm, and also on Saturday or Sunday between 9.00-11.30am or 1.30-3.30pm. Go to the main entrance to do this.  

Visits can only be booked for the following fortnight.


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.


If you have a query about your visit to HMP Leeds you can email Please note that this email address cannot be used to make bookings.

Cancelling a visit:

You can only cancel a visit using the method you used to book the visit, i.e. online / phone / in person.

Identification requirements:

You must bring ID on every visit. Only original documents will be accepted, not photos or photocopies. See a list of acceptable forms of ID

Visitors aged under 18:

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. All visitors aged under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit timetable for HMP Leeds (from 1 Dec 2023):

Visits to prisoners on F wing will take place every Tuesday at 2pm, Wednesday at 3.30pm, Saturday at 9am and Sunday at 3.30pm.


Visits to prisoners on A to E wing can be booked for all visit slots apart from those reserved for F wing. The visit timetable at HMP Leeds is on our locations page here.

There are no visits on New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day or Boxing Day.


On bank holiday Mondays (Easter, May and August) the visit times will be 10.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. 

Visit entitlement:

Prisons operate 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): up to 3 visits per week

Enhanced (remand): up to 5 visits per week

Basic (convicted): 1 visit per month

Standard (convicted): up to 3 visits per month

Enhanced (convicted): up to 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 for full details of this scheme and how to apply.

Possible exclusions:

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.

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