Lancaster Farms Prison information
Opened in March 1993 as a Remand Centre/Young Offender Institution.
In May 2001 Buttermere and Windermere Units were re-roled to dedicated Juvenile Units (Under 18's).
The establishment re-roled again in 2008/09 and became the sole dedicated Young Offender Institution for the North West.
In 2011 the establishment was re-roled from a Category B YOI to a Category C YOI Training establishment.
In 2014 the establishment was again re-roled to a Cat C Adult Resettlement Prison.
Address:Stone Row Head
Off Quernmore Road
Tel: 01524 563450
Governor: Derek Harrison
Operational capacity: 549 on 1 December 2014.
Accommodation: Four main residential units split into two wings each, and a small first night care centre for new arrivals. Each wing has two landings which contain mainly single cells with some doubles. Healthcare is provided by Spectrum (not 24 hours).
Reception criteria: HMP Lancaster Farms is a dedicated closed Adult Cat C Resettlement establishment housing convicted adults. There is a small population of IPP and lifer prisoners.
Regime: Activities within the Learning & Skills area include; Workshops (Painting and Decorating, Construction including Bricklaying, Joinery, Multi-skills and Renewable Energy, Hospitality and Catering, Motor Vehicle and Waste Management), Horticulture Hard Landscaping and Gardens Maintenance, Industrial Cleaning, Access to Higher Education, Arts and Media, Business and IT and a Sports Academy.
The following Offending Behaviour Programmes are offered: Thinking Skills Programme and RESOLVE.
Several partners are on-site, including North West Probation Service, Novus, Spectrum, Jobcentre Plus, Compass, IAG, CRI, Shelter, POPS, Connexions, Sodexo, Purple Futures and Amey.