HMP Erlestoke Visit Days and Times

Monday to Wednesday: No visits

Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons: 14.00 – 16.00

Please attend 30 minutes before visit start time

If you have a concern about a prisoner, please call the prison on the
‘Safer Custody’ Phone Number:  01380 814373

Visits and Transport Service

Our Transport Service has been running since 2014.  By supporting regular contact between prisoners and their families: it lies at the heart of the aims of the Friends.  We know that maintaining strong links with family and friends is key to successful prisoner rehabilitation and our service aims to contribute to this.

Our volunteer drivers collect visitors from the nearby bus and train stations and drive them to the prison and back.  In so doing, the service supports visits for friends and families of prisoners in both a practical and financial way: without the service, visitors would have to pay for a taxi to take them to the prison for the last part of their journey and would not benefit from the familiar, friendly face of their driver.  Visits are thus not only made easier but the prospect of them is less daunting for people who may have travelled a long distance.  We hope people may therefore be encouraged to visit more frequently.

If you would like to make a booking, please call 07504 987190 or Email:

We would like to thank the National Lottery for their support in funding the Transport Service.

For more information about our service, please watch the BBC Points West report below