Kirkham Prison information
Kirkham is a category D training prison occupying the site of a former RAF technical training centre. The facility was taken over by the Home Office in the early 1960's and has been in use as a prison since 1962. With few exceptions the infrastructure and services, together with the buildings, are of World War II vintage, though prisoner accommodation is relatively new.
Tel: 01772 675 400
Fax: 01772 675 401
Governor: Graham Beck
Operational capacity: 590 as of 30th April 2009
Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements. HMP Kirkham is a CAT D establishment and accepts ALL suitable prisoners who fit Kirkham's criteria (all are cat D prisoners who can reasonably be trusted to serve their sentence in open conditions). No medical condition which requires 24 hour care. There is wheelchair access to most ground floor areas
Accommodation: Accommodation comprises of 24 dormitories of varying size. Every dormitory has its own telephone. 572 single room accommodation with own key, 9 rooms only are double occupancy i.e. 2 listeners suites and 7 double rooms in the ambulant dormitory individual own key. All rooms have Freeview TV access 3 dormitories have personal en-suite facilities inc showers. All prisoners have access to in-room TV. Limited disabled facilities with wheelchair access.