Garth Prison Information

Garth Prison
Garth Prison, officially known as HMP Garth, is a Category B men's prison located in Leyland, Lancashire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Garth Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. Here is important information about Garth Prison:

Garth Prison was established in 1965 and is designed as a Category B prison. It serves as a closed establishment, housing individuals who have been classified as having a significant risk of escape or harm to the public, but who do not require the highest level of security found in maximum-security prisons.

Garth Prison is classified as a Category B prison, which means it provides a high level of security and houses individuals with a moderate to high risk of escape or harm to the public. The prison employs various measures to ensure the safety and security of staff, inmates, and the community.

Garth Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It has a capacity to house approximately 835 individuals, including remand prisoners, convicted prisoners, and those serving longer sentences.

Garth Prison provides a range of facilities and services to meet the needs of its inmates and support their rehabilitation. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison consists of multiple residential units with individual cells or shared accommodation for inmates. The cells are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Education and Vocational Training: Garth Prison offers educational programs to help inmates improve their literacy, numeracy, and other skills. Vocational training opportunities are provided to enhance employment prospects upon release.
  • Workshops and Employment: Inmates have access to workshops where they can engage in various activities such as carpentry, painting, and other vocational programs. These activities aim to develop skills and potential employment options within the prison.
  • Healthcare: Garth Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who offer primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support and substance abuse programs are also available.
  • Sports and Physical Activities: The prison promotes physical fitness and well-being by providing access to sports facilities and organized activities. These activities aim to develop teamwork, discipline, and positive lifestyle choices.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and offers opportunities for visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Chaplaincy Services: Garth Prison has chaplains representing different faiths who offer religious support and guidance to prisoners.
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Contact Information
HMP Garth Prison
Ulnes Walton La,
PR26 8NE

Tel: 01772 443300

Website: HMP Garth Prison
Booking a visit to Garth Prison
How to book a visit to Garth Prison?

You can book a visit online at

Or you can call monday to thursday on 01772 443 503 to book a prison visit.

Garth Prison Information

Visiting Times at Garth Prison:
Wednesday-Sunday between 14:00-16:00.

How to get to Garth Prison

Nearest train station to garth prison is Leyland which is about 6 miles away from the prison. If you are coming by car take the M6, Jnct 28 or The bus #112 runs from a stop outside the Queens Hotel in Leyland to the prison

To Book A Garth Prison Visit You Must:
  • Be on the prisoners visits list
  • Book your visit in advance
  • Have the required ID when you visit
  • At least one visitor must be over 18
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