Garth Prison information


Garth is a category B training prison which was opened in October 1988.

A new residential unit (housing 120) opened in 1997, and a further 180 places were provided in August 2007.


HM Prison Garth
Ulnes Walton
PR26 8NE

(for directional purposes, please use PR26 8LW as the post code)

Tel: 01772 443 300
Fax: 01772 443 301

Governor: Steve Pearson

Operational capacity: 847 as of 1st February 2008

Accommodation: Cells

Reception criteria: Determinate sentence category B prisoners serving 4 years or more, with a minimum of 2 years left to serve Indeterminate sentence category B prisoners (IPP or traditional life sentence prisoners).

Garth offers a wide range of interventions suitable for a wide range of needs and our aim is that prisoners transferring in should reasonable be bale to meet their sentence planning objectives to a level sufficient for progression.

Safer custody hotline: 01772 443676 - for any family member or friend of a prisoner who may be concerned about their welfare can ring this number and inform us directly of their concerns.

Latest inspection report: HMP Garth - December 2018 (PDF)

Latest action plan: HMP Garth  - June 2019 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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