All prisoners have access to phones but it takes a little while to set up and have credit applied. Any phone numbers that a prisoner wishes to call must be approved and these may be checked by a member of staff at the prison to confirm the number.
Prisoners cannot receive phone calls but they can access the Prison Voicemail system. A message can be left with news or just a message to let them know you are thinking of them. See www.prisonvoicemail.com.
Prison Phone is a social venture that helps to aid in prisoner rehabilitation by reducing the cost of a prisoners calls by around 75%. This in turn helps prisoners and their families maintain the meaningful family ties that are required to assist in the rehabilitation process. More information can be found here: www.prisonphone.co.uk