Wymott Prison Information

Wymott Prison
Wymott Prison, officially known as HMP Wymott, is a Category C men's prison located in Ulnes Walton near Leyland, Lancashire, England. Managed by Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, Wymott Prison serves as an important correctional facility within the UK's penal system. Here is important information about Wymott Prison:

Wymott Prison was opened in 1979 and has since played a crucial role in the UK's penal system. The institution operates as a Category C prison, accommodating individuals who do not require maximum security but still need secure custody and rehabilitation.

Wymott Prison is classified as a Category C prison, indicating that it holds prisoners who are considered to be of medium risk and do not require the highest level of security. The facility implements necessary security measures to ensure the safety of staff, inmates, and the public.

Wymott Prison primarily houses adult male offenders who have been convicted of a range of offenses. As a Category C prison, it accommodates individuals who have been assessed as suitable for open conditions and are working towards their eventual release.

Wymott 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: Wymott Prison places emphasis on education and vocational training to support the rehabilitation process. Inmates have access to educational programs, including basic education, literacy, numeracy, and vocational courses to enhance their skills and employability prospects for successful reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Wymott 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: The 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: Wymott Prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and facilitates 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 includes assistance with accommodation, employment, and access to community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP Wymott,
Ulnes Walton Lane,
PR26 8LW

Tel: 01772 442 234

Website: HMP Wymott Prison
Booking a visit to Wymott Prison
Visiting Times at Wymott Prison

You can book your visit online:

Or by telephone.

Booking line: 01772 442 234
Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm

Visiting times:

Monday to Thursday: 2pm to 3:30pm

Visiting times are 1 hour slots and are subject to change. Families/visitors will be notified of any changes.

Wymott Prison Information

The closest railway station is Leyland, from there you can get a taxi or take the bus.

The closest railway station is Leyland which is about 6 miles away from the prison. Taxis are available at the station, call 01772 424 242. The nearest minor station is Croston which is around 1 to 2 miles away, but there are limited facilities and there may not be any taxi’s, call 01772 600 489.

To plan your journey by public transport:


By Car from M6 (junction 28): Turn left, follow mini-roundabout, go straight across and follow road to traffic lights. Turn left, go through next set of lights, follow road round to right (leisure centre on left). At end, turn left and then immediately right. Follow road to end (mini-roundabout) and turn right. At next mini-roundabout, go straight across. Bear left into Slater Lane and go straight across at the traffic lights. Follow the road to the end and turn left. Garth is approximately one mile on the right (follow signs).

There is a free visitors car park and there is also a disabled visitors car park.

For all visits to Wymott 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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