Welcome

Welcome to the official website of the Visitors’ Centre at Her Majesty’s Prison Featherstone.  You will hopefully find information and advice here to help you when you visit your relative or friend at this establishment.
 
This bright and welcoming Visitors’ Centre was built in 1996 by The John Sandy Trust, using money given to it by The Tudor Trust.  John Sandy was the first ever Governor of HMP Featherstone.  
We aim to provide you a safe, independent, pleasant environment where you can be treated with dignity and respect, and offered information, help and support.
 
The Centre is currently run in partnership with the charity Barnardo’s, whose staff and volunteers you will meet and deal with when you visit.  The John Sandy Trust has a number of Trustees who monitor and review the ongoing operation of the Centre.
 
In 2014 the volunteers at this Visitors’ Centre were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their outstanding contribution made to the friends and families who visit HMP Featherstone, this is the MBE for volunteer groups.
 
We hope that you will find the Visitors’ Centre a place of welcome, where you will find a friendly face and any advice or information that you require.
 
Bev Bish
Chair and Trustee of the John Sandy Trust