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How can I find out which prison my relative has been sent to?

Prisoner location

If their court appearance was in the past few days, you can ring the court and ask to speak to the cells, who will be able to tell you which prison they went to.

If you are trying to trace a prisoner who has been in prison for some time, or someone who has been transferred to another prison, you can contact the Prisoner Location Service.

They will only take queries in writing or by e-mail. 

It takes about 2 weeks as the Prisoner Location Service will check that the prisoner is happy for you to know where they are before they reply.