Address: HMP ALTCOURSE, Higher Lane Fazakerley Liverpool L9 7LH Standard: 0151 522 2000 Managed by: G4S Region: North West Category: B Link to: www.gov.uk/guidance/altcourse-prison & hmpaltcourse.co.uk HMP Altcourse offers tours for family and friends. Visiting hours and availability are subject to change in the short term. You should contact the prison directly if you have any questions. Home visits are now booked by the prisoners themselves via the CMS system. There is a children`s playground in the main visiting room, which has two playground coordinators. The area is open on all occasions when visits take place in the lobby. Children must be 2 years old to participate. There are two lounges in the main visits room that are used for specialized family visits. Added a link to information about physical contact tests during visits. Detainees are responsible for booking their own visits; This is done via an application in the central management system (CMS) – access via touchscreen computer terminals located on each unit in operation.
Once a visit has been approved, it is the inmate`s responsibility to inform his family and friends of the date and time of the visit. HMP Altcourse has a zero tolerance policy towards drug trafficking by the Visits Department to ensure the safety of prisoners, visitors and staff. CCTV surveillance is available in the visiting service, and all persons caught passing through unauthorized objects receive a ban from establishment and prosecution by the police under the Prisons Act 1952. We hope you find the visit area of this website useful. The information was easily accessible so that visitors arriving at HMP Altcourse could enjoy their visit and make the most of it. Our job was to help provide content to the prison radio service by seeking answers to the legal questions we were asked by inmates. Our guests in the prison staff first contacted the mentors – the older prisoners on the wings. These mentors then surveyed the general inmate population and a few weeks later we received a long list of fascinating questions. The list was cropped and streamlined, and it was time to divide the topics and hit the books.
Issues ranged from the operation of the curfew for domestic detention and sexual offences to the Proceeds of Crime, Family Law and Data Protection Act. Each of us has prepared our topic, with the team going online to go through our discussions and streamline them before the final show is recorded. Visits Hall is designated as a non-smoking area in the interest of public health. Signs in this direction are prominently displayed. No tobacco products should be taken by prisoners or visitors for visits. – A maximum of three adults accompanied by children are allowed on each visit.– Tour places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and except in emergencies, social tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.– Tours can be booked up to a maximum of 7 days in advance and preferably at least 24 hours in advance. Our goal is therefore that all visits to HMP Altcourse take place in a professional but relaxed atmosphere and that all visitors are treated politely and politely. All requests for the use of legal visit booths in the prison should ideally be made via the email reservation system.
Simply email your request to email@example.com you can book tours by calling 0151 522 2196 or 0151 522 2042 between 08:30 and 18:00 during the week (it closes an hour earlier on Fridays). You must give at least 24 hours in advance for a tour, and you can only book 7 days in advance. The reason for our visit was to help the prisoners and answer any general legal questions they might have. The 2 prisoners we met who ran the radio show received these questions from the prison population, we then researched the questions and answered the questions on the prison`s internal radio station. The questions we received concerned family law, the curfew for house arrest, the sex offender registry, the proceeds of crime act and applicable data protection law. There is a visitor centre and you should go there at least 1/2 hour before the time of your scheduled visit so that administration/paperwork can be done. As in all prisons, you will be searched before being sent to the prison and will not be able to pick up certain items such as mobile phones, cigarettes, food and drinks, etc. Lockers are available where you can store your belongings during the tour. Snacks, tea and coffee can be purchased in the visitors` room (max. £30 in cash allowed in the room) Altcourse now offers tours for family, friends and important people, in accordance with Level 3 of the National Prison Framework. We will continue to conduct social visits as long as this is certain.