Lincoln Prison Information

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

Lincoln Prison has a long history dating back to 1872 when it was first opened. It serves as a Category B prison, housing individuals who have been convicted of a wide range of offenses and require a controlled and secure environment. The prison's primary purpose is to protect the public by securely managing and rehabilitating offenders.

Lincoln Prison is classified as a Category B prison, indicating a medium to high level of security. The prison implements robust measures to prevent escape and maintain order within the facility.

Lincoln Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It has a capacity to house approximately 720 individuals, including both remand prisoners and convicted prisoners serving sentences of varying lengths.

Lincoln Prison offers various 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: Lincoln Prison provides educational programs to help inmates improve their literacy, numeracy, and other skills. Vocational training opportunities are also offered to enhance employment prospects upon release.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates have access to work opportunities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, a sense of responsibility, and a work ethic.
  • Healthcare: Lincoln Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who offer primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialist services 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 promote positive lifestyle choices and encourage teamwork.
  • Family Contact: Lincoln Prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and supports visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: The prison offers pre-release planning and support to help inmates prepare for their eventual release. This may include assistance with accommodation, employment, and access to community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP Lincoln Prison
Greetwell Road,

Tel: 01522 663000

Website: HMP Lincoln Prison
Booking a visit to Lincoln Prison
You can book your visit online:

You can book your visit by telephone.

Booking line: 01522 663 172
The booking line is open Monday to Friday: 9:30am to midday.

Lincoln Prison Information

Visiting Times at Lincoln Prison:

Visits are held at the following times
  • Tue: 09:00 – 11:30, 14:00 – 16:00
  • Sat: 09:00 – 11:00, 14:00 – 16:00
  • Sun: 09:00 – 11:00, 14:00 – 16:00

To get to Lincoln Prison by Train: Lincoln Central Station is the nearest train station.

To Book A Lehill 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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