Lindholme Prison information


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HMP Lindholme is located approximately 10 miles north of Doncaster on the site of a former Royal Air Force base. The land was bought from the Ministry of Defence by the Home Office in the mid 1980s and opened as a prison in 1985.

HMP Lindholme is a Category C prison.

Address:Bawtry Road
Hatfield Woodhouse

Tel: 01302 524700
Fax: 01302 524750

Governor: Simon Walters

Accommodation: The category C site consists of 10 Residential Units, 6 of the wings are of a dormitory design and have single and multi occupancy rooms on lockable spurs. Three wings are a modern construction which are a mix of single  & Double occupency. A purpose built Segregation Unit was built in 2008.

Operational capacity: 1010

Reception criteria: Category C convicted males over 21  serving sentences of over 4 years. No rule 45s unless by prior arrangement. No prisoners requiring 24 hour medical care.

Latest inspection report: HMP Lindholme - October 2017 (PDF)

Action plan: HMP Lindholme  - June 2018 (PDF)

Her Majesty's Prison & Probation Service


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