Get Help with the Cost of Prison Visits

Claim for a prison visit made in the last 28 days

If you visited a family member, partner or someone who does not get other visitors you might be able to get help to pay for:
  • travel to the prison

  • overnight accommodation

  • meals

You must be getting certain benefits or have a health certificate to get help.
If you took a child with you or someone to help you (for example because you are disabled) you might also be able to get help paying for their visit.
If you have used this service before, sign in using your reference number.
You can apply to get help paying for visits that you have made in the last 28 days.
You need:
  • the prisoner number

  • the date of the visit

  • your National Insurance number

  • any receipts

  • a prison visit form stamped by the prison

  • See website help with prison visits service

Apply by post

Contact Help with Prison Visits by email, phone or post to request an application form.

Help with Prison Visits

Telephone: 0300 063 2100
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Help with Prison Visits

PO Box 17594
B2 2QP

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