Find a Prisoner

Use the Prisoner Location Service to find people in prison when you do not know which prison they are in. 

The prisoner must give their permission for their information to be shared, unless you belong to certain organisations such as the police or a solicitors’ firm. 

Find a prisoner 

Prisoner Location Service 

PO Box 17594 


B2 2QP 

Include as much of the following as you can: 

  • your name, or the organisation you represent 

  • your date of birth 

  • your address including postcode 

  • name of the person you want to find 

  • the reason you want to find them - for example you are their solicitor, or a family member 

  • any other names they may have used 

  • their date of birth 

For further information on Finding a Prisoner can be found on GOV.UK's website.