Address: HMP Eastwood Park, Falfield, Wotten-Under-Edge, Gloucester, GL12 8DB

Governor: Suzy Dymond-White

Pact Worker contact: Charlotte Parsons, 01454 382069/2193

Emergency contact: Nadia Emblin, 02920923389 

Visiting Times
Monday No visits
Tuesday 14.00-15.00 and 15.30-16.30
Wednesday 14.00-15.00 and 15.30-16.30
Thursday No visits
Friday 14.00-15.00 and 15.30-16.30
Saturday 14.00-15.00 and 15.30-16.30
Sunday 14.00-16.00

Booking a visit:

All visits must be booked in advance. Only those visitors whose details have been listed on the Prisoner’s Authorisation Contact List (as provided by the prisoner) and those whom are named on the booking will be allowed entry into the prison. 

Prison staff cannot add visitor(s) to a Prisoner’s Authorisation Contact List without the consent / authorisation of a Prisoner.

Adults and children must all have Identification; for more information regarding Identification, please see Identification Policy below.

To book your visit

Telephone: 01454 382159

Online: socialvisits.eastwoodpark@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

At your visit

Visits can be extremely emotional and the process can be confusing. All prisons have differing processes for making visits and also differing security checks.

Security checks

You may be required to have your finger or thumb prints scanned as part of a security check. You may also have an iris scan.

Sometimes you will be sniffed by security dogs. Make sure you wear clothes that are not contaminated by any form of drug as you will be returned to the Visitors’ Centre and will not be able to have your visit. You may also be searched by a prison officer (of the same gender).

During your visit, officers will be with you throughout and will open and lock doors in front of and behind you at all stages.

Identification Policy

For all visits you will need to take secure self- identification e.g. passport, citizen documentation, driving licence and a household bill as proof of address. In most cases you will need two forms of documentation.

If you do not have a passport or driving license you can order a free citizen ID card that you can use. You can find out more here www.citizencard.com.

Children’s Identification Policy

Birth Certificate, no photo is needed.

Dress code

No hoodies with hood pulled up, or hats.

What can I bring in for my children?

Bottles of milk are allowed in a sealed bottle, nappies and wipes are provided.

Food and drink

A vending machine is available in the visits hall. There is also a Tea Bar. Prisoners who work in the kitchen are employed to make a selection of cakes and sandwiches/rolls and hot and cold drinks. The prisoners are also responsible for serving at the Tea Bar and taking the money etc.

Visitors can bring in loose change.

If you would like to know more specific information on what you can bring, please contact the prison directly on the details at the top of the page.

Money

You cannot give money to the prisoner during a visit. All money for prisoners must be posted in. Cheques or Postal Orders must be made payable to “The Governor”, and the prisoners’ name and prison number must be written on the back, as well as the name and address of the sender.

In order to be able to establish when the money arrived at the Prison, it is always safest to post the money via either Special or Recorded Delivery. This will also assist should the money go astray.

Banned items

Do not attempt to bring any of the following into prison during your visit:

  • illegal drugs
  • alcohol
  • weapons
  • a camera
  • a mobile phone
  • indecent or obscene material
  • material that threatens the security of the prison
  • material that is written in code

If you are unsure what you can bring, contact the prison directly.

Financial Assistance for Visits

If you are on a low income or receive benefits you may be entitled to financial assistance for the cost of visiting your relative in prison. Help is provided by the Assisted Prison Visits Unit (APVU). Click here for more information.

Keeping in touch

Phone

To speak to a prisoner on the phone, the prisoner has to call you using a prison phone. Prison staff can listen to and record most types of call. Some calls aren’t monitored, for example when a prisoner calls a legal adviser.

Letters

Letters to prisoners should be addressed to: 

(Prison address)

(Prisoners name and prison number) 

You must write your own name and address on the back of the envelope or it will not be delivered to the prisoner.

If you do not know the prisoners’ prison number, please address the envelope as above with the prisoner’s date of birth next to his name.

Email:  To find out how you can email a prisoner, visit Emailaprisoner.com.

Sending Property to a Prisoner

As of 31 July 2015, all property must be posted in; nothing can be handed in at the Prison.

All prisoners are able to buy the items that they want/need through the approved suppliers, whose catalogues are available in the Prison.

Any prisoner wishing to have property posted in must first make an application to Property Services in Reception; this means completing an application form. The application needs to include the details of all the property that he wishes to have posted in. Only once the application has been approved should the items be sent to the prisoner. Please note that any parcels received prior to the application being approved will be returned unopened. Photographs and postal orders must also always be posted in. 

Only court clothes can be posted in without the need for an application being made first. The parcel must be clearly marked as ‘court clothes’ and cannot contain any other additional items. Court clothes are defined as the following:

•             Suit trousers/skirt

•             Shirt/blouse

•             Jacket

•             Tie

•             Shoes

•             Belt (no large buckles).

Should there be any additional items within the package, it will be returned, and nothing will be passed on to the prisoner. Please note that court clothes are held in reception until the prisoner is actually going to court. Lastly, jeans, t-shirts and trainers will not be accepted as court clothes.