British Prisons

Help with travel costs if you’re on a low income

If you're aged over 18 and on a low income, you may get help with the cost of visiting a close relative or partner in prison.

This is through the ‘Assisted Prison Visits Scheme’. To be able to do this you must be claiming a certain benefit(s), like:

  1. Income Support
  2. Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  3. Employment and Support Allowance


To find out more about the scheme contact the prison, or the Assisted Prison Visits Unit.