Swinfen Hall Prison Information

Swinfen Hall Prison
Swinfen Hall Prison, officially known as HMP Swinfen Hall, is a Category C men's prison located near Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Swinfen Hall Prison serves as an important correctional facility within the UK's prison system. Here is important information about Swinfen Hall Prison:

Swinfen Hall Prison was established in 1964 and has since played a significant role in the UK's penal system. The prison operates as a Category C facility, accommodating individuals who have been convicted of various offenses requiring secure custody and rehabilitation.

Swinfen Hall Prison is classified as a Category C prison, indicating a medium level of security. The prison implements necessary security measures to ensure the safety and security of both staff and inmates.

Swinfen Hall Prison primarily houses adult male offenders who have been assessed as suitable for Category C conditions. These inmates may have committed a range of offenses and are typically serving medium-term sentences. The prison focuses on providing a safe and supportive environment to facilitate their rehabilitation and eventual reintegration into society.

Swinfen Hall Prison offers various facilities and services to support the welfare and rehabilitation of its inmates. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison provides 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: Swinfen Hall Prison places a strong emphasis on education and vocational training. Inmates have access to a range of educational programs, including basic education, literacy, numeracy, and accredited courses. Vocational training opportunities are also available to develop employable skills and enhance prospects for successful reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Swinfen Hall Prison have access to various work activities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, instill discipline, and promote a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: Swinfen Hall 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: Swinfen Hall 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 Swinfen Hall,
Drayton Lane,
WS14 9QS

Tel: 01543 484 000

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

You can book your visit online:

Email: visitsbooking.westmidlands@noms.gsi.gov.uk

Telephone booking line: 01543 484000
Monday to Friday, 9:15am to 4pm

Visiting times
  • Tuesday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Wednesday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Thursday: 2pm to 4pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month only
  • Saturday: 2pm to 4pm
  • Sunday: 2pm to 4pm

Swinfen Hall Prison Information

How to get to Swinfen Hall Prison:

The closest railway station is Lichfield, which is about 3 miles from Swinfen. There is no local bus service so you will need to take a taxi from the station.


There is a visitors car park in front of the prison, including space for Blue Badge holders.

For all visits to Swinfen Hall Prison, 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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