Visitor Centre Services


UPDATE:  Visiting and Covid 19 - click here for guidance and information from NI Prison Service on socially distanced visits



Visitor Centres at Maghaberry, Magilligan and Hydebank aim to:


-   Maximise the visiting experence by ensuring that families and friends feel welcome, supported and confident about visiting someone in prison

-  Keep families connected

-   Improve access to impartial practical support which meets visitors' needs  

-   Support families to have a positive visiting experience

-   Provide services to meet the needs of children and young people


-   Support people in prison to have maintained and increased contact with their family and community

 Inform prison policies, facilities, services and procedures by gaining visitors’ perspectives


-   Improve communication between prison staff and visitors 

-   Develop and increase partnerships between community organisations, Visitor Centres  and families