HMP Nottingham

HMP Nottingham opened in 1890 as a city gaol but was reconstructed in 1912 and until 1997 served as a closed training establishment for adult males. In 1997 it re-rolled as a category B local prison, and now serves the courts of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
HMP Nottingham expanded in 2010 to hold 1060 prisoners.  HMP Nottingham is a Community Prison which holds prisoners from the surrounding area.  This allows prisoners to keep close links with their families, Offender Management services and agencies they engage with.   HMP Nottingham is committed to working in partnership to deliver shared outcomes that serve to protect the public and reduce re-offending. 

Name of Establishment:     HMP Nottingham

Category:                               Cat B Local
Official Address:                   HMP Nottingham


Perry Road

Sherwood
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG5 3AG

Governor: Peter Wright
Accommodation: Cellular

Operational capacity: 1060
Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements for a local prison. HMP Nottingham accepts prisoners direct from courts within the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire area.


1: BOOKING THE VISIT

Do you use Visiting Orders:           YES

Booking the Visit: 

Booking Number: 0115 962 8980

Booking times: Mon –Sun 08:00 –16:30

Is there an email booking system?           YES

What is the email address for SOCIAL BOOKINGS

Socialvisits.nottingham@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

What is the procedure for email bookings?
In your email you should state the details of the person you will be visiting, his number, the details of who will be visiting including all children, the dates and times of the requested visits and the VO number if you have one. A confirmation email should be sent through to you. If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact the booked visits office by phone or again by email to check.
What is the Text address for SOCIAL BOOKINGS To book a visit start your message with social and send to 60777.

What is the procedure for Text bookings?
In your Text message you should state the details of the person you will be visiting, his number, the details of who will be visiting including all children, the dates and times of the requested visits and the VO number if you have one. A confirmation Text message should be sent through to you. If you do not receive a confirmation Text please contact the booked visits office by phone or again by email to check.
Please give at least 24 hours notice, Emails are not checked at weekends.
Is your establishment in the “email a prisoner scheme”? Yes at www.emailaprisoner.com
What is the minimum notice required when booking a visit?   
Other: 24 Hours

Can visitors book the next visit on a visit YES

What information will the prison require when a visit is booked?

Name and number of the prisoner
If convicted in possession of a valid visiting order
Quote the visiting order number
Who will be visiting?
Date and time


Who can visit?

How many adults can visit? 3
How many children?           Any accompanying children subject to public protection    considerations – for the purposes of seating, children over the age of 14 will be considered as an adult

Under what age does a visitor have to be accompanied by an ‘adult’? Under 18
Any other restrictions? No



2: SOCIAL VISIT ENTITLEMENT AND VISITING TIMES

Visit entitlement per WEEK

Remand – Basic                  3          Length of visit                       2 hour
Remand – Standard            3          Length of visit                       2 hour
Remand – Enhanced          3          Length of visit                       2 hour

Visit entitlement per MONTH

Convicted – Basic                2          Length of visit                       1 hour
Convicted – Standard          3          Length of visit                       2 hour
Convicted – Enhanced        4          Length of visit                       2 hour

VISIT TIMES
     
Tuesday         am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00                    
Thursday        am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00           
Friday             am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00           
Saturday        am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00           
Sunday           am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00           

FAMILY VISITS
Does this prison have Family Visits         YES
Who can attend? Partners,Grand parents and children

How many Adults? 3
How many Children?Any accompanying children subject to public protection considerations    
Own Children           YES                            Grand Children N0               

How often are the family days held?                    Once per month

Any other information about Family Days / Bonding / Homework Clubs etc.
Bookshare visits held monthly on Thursday afternoons.

Family Visits and Book Share are additional privileged visits over and above the usual entitlement.  VOs are not required.  Applications to attend a these must come from the prisoner and be approved.


3: ARRIVING AT THE PRISON

Booking in

Where do visitors book in?
Visitors Centre

What do they need to bring?
Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc. plus a utility bill (proof of address) and the visiting order if applicable

Identification

What ID is required on FIRST VISIT? 
Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc. plus a utility bill (proof of address) and the visiting order if applicable

What ID is required on SUBSEQUENT VISITS?
Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc. plus a utility bill (proof of address) and the visiting order if applicable

BIOMETRICS

Do you use Biometric ID for visitors?                   YES

Photographs

Do you photograph visitors?                                  YES

Child Identification

At what age do visitors need ADULT ID?            18 years
Do ‘Child’ Visitors need ID?                                  YES
If Children need ID – what ID is acceptable?      Birth certificate, red book, medical card etc        
Do you photograph children?                               No

Searching

What is the level of searching?     Rub Down     Metal Detector          Passive Drugs Dog
What is the policy on religious clothing?
Religious headwear and other religious garments are acceptable
What is the policy on searching babies/children?
Babies who are brought into a prison may be given a basic or detailed search

Parking

Is there a Car Park?                         Yes

Is there DISABLED PARKING?    YES
How many spaces                          3         
Where are they situated                 The prison main entry

Arrival Times

How soon before the visit do visitors need to book in? Booking office opens at 8.30am and 1pm.  Visitors are advised to book in at least half an hour prior to their visit.
At what time, when visitors are late, would they be refused entry?    10.30am for a morning visit and 3.30pm for an afternoon visit

Handing in Money & Property

Can visitors hand in money for prisoners?         NO
  
Can visitors hand in property for prisoners?       YES
Clothing and prescription glasses can be handed in at the Visitors Centre when on a visit only.  All clothing must adhere to prison guidelines and cannot be accepted unless an application from the prisoner has been received and approved.  Details of acceptable clothing can be obtained by contacting the visitors centre.


4: ABOUT THE VISITORS’ CENTRE (NOT the Visits Hall)

The Visit Centre
Do you have a Visit Centre?          YES  
At what times is it open?                 8am – 4.30pm – 7 days a week
Who runs it?                                     Prison Advice and Care Trust (pact)
Is there a direct phone number?   0115 872 4559

Facilities
Refreshments

Cold Drinks     Hot Drinks     Snacks     Sandwiches     Sweets     Fruit
 Servery/Tea Bar

Are there Toilets?     YES                Disabled Access      YES  
Are there facilities for changing babies? YES  

Children

Are there facilities for children?                YES   
Are they supervised?                                   NO
What is the policy on prams and buggies?         Can be left within the centre at the owner’s risk.  Buggies and prams cannot be taken into the prison
What is the policy on Breast Feeding?    A private room is available on request

Property lockers

Are there lockers for property which cannot be taken into Visits?      YES
Is there a charge?    YES    How Much?      £1 - refundable

Help and Assistance

Are there any activities in the Visit Centre (eg advice groups / CAB etc)?
Prison Advice and Care Trust to offer support and advice to visitors.  Information on Finance, Jobs, Health, Drugs and Alcohol, Accommodation etc. SureStart, CARATS,  Family Support Workers
What facilities are there for disabled visitors?
Disabled access and toilets. 
What is the policy on wheel chairs?        Wheelchairs will be searched on entry to the prison

Moving to the Visits Hall

What is the procedure for calling or moving visitors to the Visit Hall?
Tally system, visitors are called to the prison in groups of 10.  Visitors to remain in the Visitors’ Centre until called

Any other useful information:
Internet access available.  Assistance with CV writing and applications.  Private room available for visitors to discuss their concerns with staff.  Regular open days with outside support agencies in attendance.

5: ABOUT THE VISIT ROOM/VISITS HALL

The Visit Room

What is the seating arrangement?
Fixed Tables and chairs

Facilities

Refreshments
Cold Drinks     Hot Drinks     Snacks     Sandwiches     Sweets     Fruit   Servery/Tea Bar

Are there Visitors’ Toilets? YES                Disabled Access      YES  
Are there facilities for changing babies? YES

Children

Are there facilities for children?    YES  but not every session           
Are they supervised?                      YES  
If so; who by?                                    Volunteers
Are baby bottles allowed?              Yes, Must be mixed in the visitors centre in the presence of staff
Are spare nappies allowed?                      YES    To be taken in a clear plastic bag
Are push chairs allowed?                           NO     Buggies and prams to be left in the visitors centre
What is the policy on Breast Feeding?   The use of a separate room on request

Possessions in the Visit Room

What are visitors NOT ALLOWED to take/wear into the Visit Room?  
Hi visibility clothing, Hats, scarves and gloves. Visitors must adhere to the prisons policy on appropriate clothing and decency.  Information can be sought from the visitors’ centre

How much money may visitors take into the Visit Room?        £20
Is this COINS ONLY                        YES – change is available in the visitors’ centre

What facilities are there for disabled visitors?
Full access, lift, disabled parking and toilets.


6: AFTER THE VISIT


Prisoners remain seated whilst visitors leave.  Visitors may return to the visitors centre to retrieve any possessions left in lockers


7: ABOUT TRANSPORT – GETTING TO THE PRISON


By car from the M1:
  • Leave the motorway at Junction 26.
  • Follow the A610 towards Nottingham for about 3 miles. (straight on at two islands and two cross roads)
  • At the next set of traffic lights turn left onto
    Western Boulevard
    , sign posted Ring Road, A6514.
  • Continue forward at three sets of traffic lights, sign posted Mansfield A60.
  • At the next traffic island turn right, towards Nottingham city centre.
  • Approximately 22 yards up the hill turn left into the prison. Follow the road to the visitor’s car park.
  • The Visitors centre is to the right of the car park, a bungalow just up the slope.

By bus:
  • From the Broadmarsh centre take the number 700 bus.
  • From Victoria Shopping centre take the number 15, 16 or 17 bus.
  • From Trinity square take the number 19 bus.

By Train:
  • Leave Nottingham train station by the main exit; turn right along the street and over the bridge. It is a short walk to the Broadmarsh centre where you can catch the number 700 bus to the prison.

8: OTHER INFORMATION


Booking an Official Visit

What is the booking procedure?
Fax or Email

Booking Number:     Fax 0115 8723148
Booking times:          Mon–Fri–09:00–12:00 & 13:00–16:00

About Email Booking

Is there an email booking system? Yes

If so, what is the email address for Legal/Official BOOKINGS

What is the procedure for email bookings?
In your email you should state the details of the person you will be visiting, his number, the details of who will be visiting. A confirmation email should be sent through to you.

What is the minimum notice required when booking an Official Visit?
Other: 24 Hours


About privileged material

Can a solicitor hand paperwork to the prisoner? Yes
Can the prisoner hand paperwork to their solicitor? No

About Prison Video Link

Do you have a Prison Video Link             Yes

If so what is the phone number to book a link? 0115 872 4218

What courts etc. can you link to? Nottingham CC & Nottingham Mags
                                                      Derby Mags & Buxton Mags
                                                     Mansfield Mags & Chesterfield Mags 
                                                    
OFFICIAL VISIT TIMES
Monday          am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00           
Tuesday         am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00           
Wednesday   am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00
Thursday        am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00
Friday             am       09:00 – 11:00            pm       14:00 – 16:00

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