Welcome to the Barlinnie Visitors Centre

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From Wednesday 3rd September 2020 HMP Barlinnie is temporarily closed to visitors due to the rise in COVID cases in Glasgow and surrounding areas.  A date for reopening is dependent on Government advice, keep checking the website for up to date information

You can email us at help@barlinnievisitorscentre.org anytime with questions, concerns or for general help and advice.  If you want to speak to someone call 07484 664 950 10.30am-6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Wednesday 1st April: you can now send money in to people in prison online You will need their name, date of birth and prison code – Barlinnie is BE

Friday 19th June: Virtual Visits started at HMP Barlinnie, register at www.EmailaPrisoner.com 

Families Outside Helpline is available Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm       call 0800 254 0088

 SPS has a Families Helpline available Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm   call 0131 330 3888 for general enquiries on prison life, there is also an FAQ section for families on the COVID Hub page

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Do you have a family/friend inside HMP Barlinnie? Worried about how you and the family will cope? Confused about the prison system and visiting? Money, debts and housing concerns? We are here to support you.

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We are located in the Family Services Room within the reception of HMP Barlinnie. We DO NOT handle booking visits to see someone in HMP Barlinnie. This is done by contacting the prison, more information go to our FAQs section.