Thorn Cross Prison information

Thorn Cross

Thorn Cross is a purpose built open institution opened in 1985 on the site of a former Royal Naval Air Station which was initially used as an open adult establishment.


Arley Road
Appleton Thorn

Tel: 01925 805100
Fax: 01925 805101

Governor: Pia Sinha 

Operational capacity: 321 as of 5th August 2008

Accommodation: Single rooms, own key. 

Reception criteria: Less then 2 years left to serve.

Visits booking information: Visits can be booked on 01925 805018 during the following hours: Monday to Friday between 13:30 to 15:00.

How to get there: Bus: Bus number 8A or 9 (hourly) to Appleton Thorn from Warrington. 

Regime: The Regime at Thorn Cross provides for a wide range of training and education courses. The emphasis of these courses is to link to either employment or training opportunities on release, while also addressing individual Skills for Life needs. Courses offered include Construction Crafts, Motor Vehicles, Horticultural courses, Hospitality and Catering and Rail Construction NVQ Level 2. Thorn Cross has a number of partnerships with national and local employers which offer opportunities for work placements prior to and on release.

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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