Magilligan Prison Information

Magilligan Prison
Magilligan Prison, officially known as HMP Magilligan, is a medium-security prison located in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Managed by the Northern Ireland Prison Service, Magilligan Prison primarily accommodates male offenders. Here is important information about Magilligan Prison:

Magilligan Prison has a long history and was first established in 1972. The prison serves as a medium-security facility and is responsible for the secure custody and rehabilitation of male offenders in Northern Ireland.

Magilligan Prison is classified as a medium-security prison. It provides a controlled environment for individuals convicted of various offenses, including those who do not require the highest level of security but still require a structured and supervised setting.

Magilligan Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. The prison has a capacity to house approximately 500 inmates, including those on remand, serving short-term sentences, or convicted of more serious offenses.

Magilligan 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: Magilligan Prison provides educational programs and vocational training to help inmates improve their skills and increase their chances of successful reintegration into society. These programs include literacy and numeracy courses, vocational skills training, and accredited educational qualifications.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates have access to work opportunities within the prison, including maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, a sense of responsibility, and a work ethic.
  • Healthcare: Magilligan Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who provide primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialized medical care are also available.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and facilitates visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: Magilligan 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 Magilligan Prison
Point Road
Co Londonderry

Tel: 028 7776 3311

Website: Magilligan Prison
Booking a visit to Magilligan Prison
Visiting Times at Magilligan Prison

If you are visiting someone who has been newly committed to prison you may be able to have a first visit without pre-booking. These places are, however, limited so you must telephone the Visits Booking Office before you travel.

For all other visits you will need to use the reference number (which the prisoner will give to you for each visit) to make a booking by telephoning 0300 200 7866

The details of all people including the names, addresses and ages of children intending to visit should be given when booking a visit.

If you have any special requirements including wheelchair access, please mention this when booking your visit or contact the Family Support Officer.

Magilligan Prison Information

To Book A Magilligan 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
  • There may be a limit to the number of visits a person can have. You can check this with prison.

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