Tasmania Prison Service

Contact a prisoner / detainee

When a person is remanded in custody or first comes into prison it may take several days before regular contact can be made with family and friends. The best way for you to contact a prisoner or detainee, before a visit or phone call is arranged, is to write him/her a letter.

There are rules and regulations regarding contact with detainees and prisoners - including visits, phone calls and mail. There are also rules regarding information that the Tasmania Prison Service can and cannot release about specific detainees or prisoners (such as release dates and classification information).

Phone calls and messages

Mail and photographs


Depositing money

Gifts and personal property

Updated: 1st January 2021