Prisoners' families Prison Visitors' Guides HMP The Mount UPDATE: 05/11/2020 - Due to the new lockdown measures across England, social visits at this prison are suspended until at least 2nd December 2020. During this time, the Visitors' Centre will be open between 1pm and 2pm Monday - Friday so that we are on hand to provide support and updates to prisoners' loved ones. Please call 07464 559 736 or email us on [email protected]. You can also take a look at other ways to keep in touch with your loved one while visits are suspended. *** Social visits are re-opening at this prison. You can find updated information on times, who can visit, and what to expect below. Address: HMP The Mount Molyneaux Avenue Bovingdon Hemel Hempstead HP3 0NZ Visitor services at The Mount are managed by HACRO. You can contact HACRO on [email protected]. Further information can be found at www.justice.gov.uk/contacts/prison-finder/the-mount or you can ring the main prison switchboard on 01442 836 300. Visiting times Monday 17:45 - 18:45 Tuesday 17:45 - 18:45 Wednesday 17:45 - 18:45 Thursday 17:45 - 18:45 Friday No Visits Saturday 14:30 - 15:30 Sunday 14:30 - 15:30 Who can visit? Visits will only be allowed by people who are symptom free, who have not been asked to self-isolate and who have not recently come into contact with anyone who has symptoms or is self-isolating. Visits will prioritise re-establishing face-to-face contact with close family members (or significant others) This may comprise of one of the following grouping combinations only: A single adult (aged 18 or over) who must be a partner, parent, foster-parent, grandparent, carer, or significant other Two adults (aged 18 or over): who must be two parents, two foster parents, two grandparents, two adult immediate relatives or significant other, or a mixture of these (e.g. a parent and a grandparent), but all visitors must live together as part of the same household A single adult (aged 18 or over): who must be a partner, parent, foster-parent, grandparent, carer or adult close relative or significant other and up to two dependent children (e.g. son, daughter) of the person being visited All visitors (adult and children) must live together as part of the same household Two adults (aged 18 or over): who must be two parents, two foster parents, two grandparents, two adult immediate relatives or significant other1, or a mixture of these (e.g. a parent and a grandparent); and one dependent child (e.g. son, daughter) of the person being visited All visitors must live together as part of the same household Visits will not therefore be allowed from: Any combinations of persons not from the same household with the exception of two parents of a child in custody Three adults Unaccompanied children (Exceptionally, at governor’s discretion over 16 will be permitted) People who are not closely related to the prisoner or identified as a significant other. At your visit In order to keep visitors, residents and staff as safe as possible, there will be a number of new rules and guidelines which have been put in place by the prison service. Download our quick guide to help you with what to expect at your visit. Family Support from Pact Pact family support will be available by email and you can access this by contacting [email protected]. If your issue is complex and you need to talk to us in person, please include your number in the email and tell us that you would like a call back - it would also be helpful if you could let us know whether we are able to leave a message if there is no answer - and we will aim to get back to you as soon as we possibly can. If you have urgent concerns about the welfare of your loved one in prison, please call the prison Safer Custody line directly. Other ways to keep in touch Remember, there are other ways to contact your loved ones: Exchange voice messages using the Prison Voicemail Send emails using the Email A Prisoner Write a letter to them. You can also contact the Prisoners’ Families Helpline for advice and support on all aspects of the criminal justice system: Call 0808 808 2003 (9am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm at the weekend) Email the team on [email protected] Safer Custody If you are worried about your loved one while they are a resident at this prison, you can contact the Safer Custody team on 01442 836 488. You may be asked to leave a voicemail. Please make sure you include: Your name. The reason that you are calling. The name of your family member/friend (and their prison number if you know it). Your telephone number (so that the prison can call you back). Please wait at least 24 hours for a call back before contacting the prison again.