Morton Hall Prison Information

Morton Hall
Morton Hall Prison, officially known as HMP Morton Hall, is an immigration removal center and women's prison located in Swinderby, Lincolnshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison Service, Morton Hall Prison accommodates both male and female detainees, with a focus on immigration matters. Here is important information about Morton Hall Prison:

Morton Hall Prison was established in 1985 and originally operated as a prison for adult male offenders. In 2011, it was converted into an immigration removal center with a separate facility for female detainees. The prison's primary purpose is to hold individuals who are subject to immigration control, including those awaiting deportation or facing removal from the United Kingdom.

Morton Hall Prison is classified as an immigration removal center, with a focus on individuals subject to immigration control. While it has security measures in place, it is not classified under the traditional security levels used for prisons.

Morton Hall Prison accommodates both male and female detainees who are subject to immigration control. The facility houses individuals who are awaiting deportation, facing removal from the country, or involved in immigration-related legal proceedings.

Morton Hall Prison offers various facilities and services to meet the needs of its detainees. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison provides separate living areas for male and female detainees. The accommodation typically consists of shared rooms or dormitories equipped with basic amenities.
  • Immigration Proceedings: Morton Hall facilitates immigration-related legal processes, including access to legal advice and representation for detainees. Immigration case workers and advisors are available to provide support and information.
  • Healthcare: The prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who provide primary healthcare services to detainees. Mental health support, counseling, and access to specialist services are also available.
  • Family Contact: Morton Hall recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and facilitates visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Welfare and Support: The prison offers welfare services and support to detainees, including access to educational programs, recreational activities, and religious services.
  • Resettlement Assistance: Morton Hall provides assistance to detainees in preparing for their release or removal, including support with accommodation, transportation, and access to relevant community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP Morton Hall,

Tel: 01522 666700

Website: HMP Morton Hall Prison
Booking a visit to Morton Hall Prison
Visiting Times at Morton Hall Prison

Visits can be booked by telephone, email or online.

You can book your visit online:

Booking line: 0300 303 0649 The booking line is open Monday to Sunday 9:30am to 12:30pm Find out about call charges

Email booking:

Visiting times:
  • Tuesday: 1:15pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 1:15pm to 4pm
  • Saturday: 1:30pm to 4:15pm
  • Sunday: 1:30pm to 4:15pm
Visits must booked at least 48 hours in advance. You must arrive at least 30mins before the end of the session to be allowed your visit. Latecomers should report directly to the main gate staff.

Morton Hall Prison Information

HMP Morton Hall is located the village of Swinderby, near Lincoln. The nearest train station is in Swinderby which is roughly a 15 minute walk to the prison. Other nearby stations are Newark Northgate (9 miles away) or Lincoln (12 miles away).

To plan your journey by public transport:

There is a visitors car park, including space for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to Morton Hall, visitors are required to bring photographic ID and proof of address (dated within the past 3 months). The only forms of photographic ID that will be accepted are:
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Photographic
  • Driving Licence (full or provisional)
  • Citizen Card
  • Senior Citizens Bus Pass Travel Card (issued by Scottish Government)
The only forms of proof of address that will be accepted are:
  • Utility bill
  • Council tax bill
  • Benefit book
  • Bank statement
  • other letter from official source
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