HMP Haverigg

HMP Haverigg is a Category D men’s prison located near Millom in Cumbria, historically part of Cumberland, England. Situated just outside the Lake District National Park, it is operated by His Majesty’s Prison Service as part of the Cumbria and Lancashire prison group​​. The prison, formerly a RAF station, was opened in 1967 and has since undergone extensive modernisation

HMP Haverigg

Life Inside HMP Haverigg

  • Category and Inmate Profile: HMP Haverigg houses inmates suitable for Category D status, focusing on full-time employment and training​​.
  • Accommodation: Accommodation varies from cellular house blocks to billets and two Residential Treatment Units​​.
  • Work and Education: A strong emphasis is placed on education, employment, and training, essential for successful resettlement. The prison offers workshops in timber manufacturing, construction, plastering, industrial cleaning, horticulture, and more. The gym also provides training related to gym courses and qualifications​​​​.
  • Healthcare and Support: The prison has a chaplaincy, healthcare centre, probation, and education departments, offering a range of courses and one-to-one sessions for prisoners with various needs. Mental health support covers both primary and secondary mental health conditions​

Visitation at HMP Haverigg

  • Booking a Visit: Visits must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance. The booking line (01229 713 016) is open from 13:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday. Online booking is also available​​​​​​.
  • Visiting Times: Visits are held daily from 13:45 to 15:45​​.
  • First Visit Requirements: On the first visit, photo ID and proof of address are required. ID is needed for all subsequent visits​​.
  • Facilities: The prison has a visitors’ reception centre and a visits hall with a tea bar offering hot and cold food and drinks, as well as a small children’s play area​​.

Directions and Contact Details

  • Address: HMP Haverigg, North Lane, Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4NA​​.
  • Contact: The prison switchboard can be contacted at 01229 713 000