Prisoners held in prisons run by the public sector:
Money for a prisoner should be sent in the form of a cheque or postal order made payable to any of the following acceptable variants:
- HM Prison Service
- NOMS Agency
- The Governor, HMP (name of establishment)
- HM Prison Service,
- Shared Service Centre HMPS
- SSC HMP (name of establishment)
This should then be placed in an envelope addressed to the Governor of the prison in which the prisoner is located. You should include in the envelope your name and address as the sender of the money and the prisoner's name and prison number. On receipt into the establishment the money will be paid into the prisoner's private cash account.
All addresses of establishments can be found using the Prison Locator.
Prisoners held in prisons run by private contractors:
There are currently eleven prisons run by private contractors and they all have different procedures for receiving money. Therefore if your friend or relative is held in one of these prisons you will need to contact the establishment directly.
The eleven privately run prisons are:
- HMP Altcourse
- HMP/YOI Ashfield
- HMP Bronzefield
- HMP/YOI Doncaster
- HMP Dovegate
- HMP/YOI Forest Bank
- HMP Lowdham Grange
- HMP Parc
- HMP/YOI Peterborough
- HMP Rye Hill
- HMP Wolds
Addresses and contact details for all these prisons can also be found using the Prison Locator.