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My friend / family member has been sent to prison,

what happens next?


Once a person has been sentenced to imprisonment the court has no further involvement with the administration of their sentence. The following information provided by Her Majesty's Prison Stanley may assist those who wish to visit a friend or family member while they are in prison.

All questions regarding prison visits or any aspect of a person's rights or entitlements when either serving a prison sentence or remanded in custody should be directed to the prison on 28105.


About HMP Stanley

Her Majesty's Prison Stanley is located adjacent to Royal Falkland Islands Police headquarters.


Visitors Information

Visits days and times

Wednesday and Thursday 14:00 to 15:00

Prisoners who are serving a sentence or who have been convicted of an offence are entitled to one visit per week.

Prisoners who are being held at the prison awaiting the outcome of their case can have additional visits by prior arrangement with the prison.

A maximum of two visitors per prisoner is permitted.


Prisoners have daily access to telephones in order to contact family and friends to arrange visits. Visitors can ring the prison directly if they have any queries on 28105.

Visitors from camp may be able to visit at another time by prior agreement of Prison staff.

You are advised to ensure you are on time to allow for the full one hour visit.


Items that can be handed in on a visit

Limited to 6 items per week


Phone cards

Toiletries (no glass or aerosol)

Smoking items

Condiments (no glass)

Reading materials