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Identification Requirements

All visitors to closed prisons over the age of 18, whether visiting for social or official purposes must be required to prove their identity at reception. At least one photographic identification will be required to gain entry to the prison. The following are acceptable forms of identification:

Official or professional visitors:

Members of either house or parliament: Houses of parliament ID card
Legal advisors: Identify card issued by firm/chambers, or introductory letter on headed letter paper from firm/chambers
Police, immigration or customs officers: warrant card
Probation officers: Probation department ID card
Staff from other prisons, HQ or home office staff: Prison service security pass or home office pass
Consular officials: consular ID card
Other public officials: Department or local authority pass or ID card (but only if it shows the name of the visitor and the name of the department or local authority).
A passport or driving licence: are also acceptable for official visitors.

For other forms of ID that may be acceptable please contact the prison.

No visitor will be refused entry without reference to the Senior Manager on duty. The Director has the discretion to accept any form of identification that clearly identifies the visitor in a satisfactory way.

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