HMYOI LANCASTER FARMS Prison Regime Info
Stone Row Head Quernmore Road Lancaster LA1 3QZ
No. 01524 563450
Governor / Director Steve Lawrence
Category Male YOI
Region North West
Operational Capacity 530
Cell Occupancy Mainly single cells with some doubles
Listener Scheme Yes
First Night Centre Yes
IMB Chair: Mr Nicholas Ward
Vice Chair: Miss Eileona Wilkinson
HMYOI Lancaster Farms is a closed YOI and juvenile centre holding remand and sentenced young adult men aged 18-21 and young men aged 15-18.
Opened in March 1993, as a Remand Centre/Young Offender Institution, the establishment's capacity was increased when a new residential unit was opened in June 1996.
In May 2001 Buttermere and Windermere Units were re-roled to dedicated Juvenile Units (Under 18's).
The establishment was re-roled during 2008/09 and is now the sole dedicated Young Offender Institution for the North West.
Booking Procedure All visitors seeing convicted prisoners need a visiting order
. Visiting orders are sent out every 2 weeks. Remanded or unconvicted prisoners can receive visits daily without the need for a visiting order.
No. 01524 563 636
Booking Opening Time Mon - Fri; 09:30 - 15:30
Monday 13:45 - 16:15
Tuesday 13:45 - 16:15
Wednesday 13:45 - 16:15
Thursday 13:45 - 16:15
Saturday 13:45 - 16:15
Sunday 13:45 - 16:15
3 Mary Street, Lancaster LA1 1UW
A to B Lancaster Taxis
Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN
253A Lancaster Road, Morecombe LA4 5TJ
The Greaves House
66 Greaves Road, Lancaster LA1 4UR
Lancaster Town House
11 – 12 Newton Terrace, Lancaster LA1 3PD
Well House, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster LA1 3JJ
Once at Lancaster Railway Station, complete the journey by taxi or bus. From the railway station a taxi to HMYOI Lancaster Farms will cost approximately £4.00.
The bus station is less than five minutes walk from the railway station.
Facilities at Lancaster Station: Refreshments, toilets, baby changing facilities and pay phone. Station is step free with lifts to platforms.
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Service No 18 operates between Lancaster Bus Station and the prison Monday to Friday, commencing at 07:50 and finishing at 17:30
Click here for Lancaster bus map
Prison main telephone numbers
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01524 563450
Fax: 01524 563451
For more information click HERE.
Before acting upon any information you are advised to contact the prison directly to ensure there have been no recent changes.