Liverpool Prison Information

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

Liverpool Prison has a long history dating back to 1855 when it was first opened. It serves as a Category B prison, housing individuals who have been convicted of offenses requiring a controlled and secure environment. The prison's primary purpose is to protect the public by securely managing and rehabilitating offenders.

Liverpool 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.

Liverpool Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It has a capacity to house approximately 1,300 individuals, including both remand prisoners and convicted prisoners serving sentences of varying lengths.

Liverpool 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: Liverpool 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: Liverpool 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: Liverpool 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 Liverpool Prison
68 Hornby Road,
L9 3DF

Tel: 01515 304000

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

You can book your visit by telephone.

Booking line: 0151 530 4050 Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

Visiting times:

Monday to Sunday: 1:45pm to 2:45pm and 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Liverpool Prison Information

The closest railway stations are Walton and Rice Lane. Liverpool Prison is about a 5-minute walk from either station. You can also travel by bus from Liverpool city centre.

Bus: From Liverpool city centre take the 68 bus which drops you directly outside the prison. This is the only bus that travels along Hornby Road.

Train: From Liverpool Central station you can travel to either Walton or Rice Lane train stations, these are both located on Hornby Road.

Car: M62 junction 6 onto the M57. Leave at junction 6. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto A506. Turn left onto A59, at traffic signals turn right A5098 arrive at Hornby Road.

Local taxis: Delta 0151 924 7373

Car Parking: Car parking is available on the road facing the prison for a maximum
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