Prisoner Location Service

If you wish to trace someone who you believe is in prison custody but do not know his or her exact whereabouts the Prisoner Location Service can help you.

The easiest way is by going to the web address and completing the enquiry form. You must complete certain fields (for example, your name, date of birth and address) so that the Prisoner Location Service can check your details. The prisoner is asked if they want to make contact with you.

 The following information must be included with the enquiry:

    • Your full name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your full address including postcode
    • Reason for enquiry
    • Full name of the person you want to contact
    • Any other name/s by which they may have been known
    • His/her date of birth

If you want to contact the Prisoner Location Service by post or email, please write to them at the address or email below.

Prisoner Location Service
PO Box 2152
B15 1SD
Fax: 0121 626 3474


If the person is in custody, your details will be passed to them and he or she will be asked to give consent for the disclosure of their whereabouts.

Remember though your enquiry may take up to 40 days to complete.

 All replies and disclosures of information will be in accordance with the Data Protection legislation.

Please use only the service above to try and find your loved one. At Bridging the Gap, we do not know the where abouts of any prisoner and under the Data Protection Act if we did we would not be allowed to tell you, we are therefore unable to help you in any other way, but point you in the direction of the Prisoner Location Service.