Chelmsford Prison Visitors Centre 

200 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, CM2 6LQ

  Chelmsford Prison Visitors Centre is managed by Ormiston Familes. We provide information and advice to families and friends of people in Chemsford prison. The centre has a refreshment bar serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and sandwiches, change for your visit, toilets, baby changing, & outside play area.

Visiting someone in prison is not always easy, if you need to talk to someone in confidence about any concerns that you have or for general information please see speak to a member of staff or a volunteer in the Visitors Centre.

You can also call the Visitors Centre on 01245 552 452 for information and advice. You can not book a visit on this number.


Staff at the Centre 

Alison - Service Manager

 Louise, Lisa, Karen, Sam & Tracie - Senior Practitioners & Practitioners

Christina - Senior Practitioner- Childrens Visits

Karen  & Caroline- Refreshment Bar Assistant

Plus a team of 70 Volunteers


Staff working at the centre are employed by

Ormiston Families


The Visitors Centre is open

 Monday - Thursday 12.15pm - 4.15pm

 Saturday/Sunday 8.15am-11.15am & 12.15pm- 4.15pm

Saturday & Sunday the centre staff are un available from 11.15 - 12.15pm.  The centre may also be closed between these times.

We understand that you want to arrive early, however we advise that you do not arrive before the opening times. If you choose to arrive before the opening times it may result in you waitng outside the centre.

 No visits on Fridays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & Good Friday

On the last page you are able to leave comments or you can ask questions (which we will do our best to answer ) - however any urgent enquiries please call the Visitors Centre Direct.


Safer Custody Helpline - 01245 552 297