HMP Long Lartin

HMP Long Lartin, located in Worcestershire, is one of Britain’s five high-security dispersal prisons, primarily holding Category A prisoners, the most dangerous and difficult to manage offenders. Approximately 75% of its inmates are serving life sentences, with most of the remaining prisoners serving over ten years. Established in 1971 as a Category C training prison, it was upgraded to a dispersal prison in 1972 and to a maximum security prison between 1995-1997, following several incidents, including an attempted mass breakout in 1990. The prison, with an operational capacity of 622, has implemented stringent security measures, significantly controlling illicit drug flow and violence. Its large segregation unit, opened in 1999, was the biggest in Europe at the time and is designed to hold the UK’s most violent and dangerous prisoners

HMP Long Lartin

Contact Information for HMP Long Lartin

  • Address: South Littleton, Evesham, Worcestershire, WR11 8TZ.
  • Phone Number: 01386 295100.
  • Governor: Jamie Bennett

Visiting Information for HMP Long Lartin

To visit an inmate, visitors must be on the prisoner’s visitor list and book their visit 3 days in advance. Visits can include up to 2 adults and 2 children. The number of visits might be limited, and this should be verified with the prison.

How to Book Visits

  • Family and Friends Visits: Book by telephone at 01386 295 188, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 2 pm.
  • Legal and Professional Visits: Book by email or telephone.

Visiting Times

  • Family and Friends Visits: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Legal Visits: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Visitors are advised to arrive at least half an hour before the visit time for check-in and security procedures.

Directions and Entry Requirements

The closest railway station is Honeybourne. The prison offers a free visitors’ car park, and visitors can arrive from 1:15 pm for the booking process. Visitors aged 16 or older must provide valid ID, and first-time visitors over 18 need proof of address. All visitors, including children, undergo security searches. There’s a strict dress code, and visitors can bring in up to £20 in coins for refreshments, but other personal items must be left in lockers or with security​​​​​​.

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