HMP Kirkham

Kirkham Prison

Tel: 01772 675 400 – Freckleton Road, Preston, Lancashire PR4 2RN

Save Any Inmate At HMP Kirkham

75% On Their Calls

Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Kirkham prison by up to 75%! This enables prisoners to get the support and love that they are missing from home, while reducing costs for the inmate. Find out more below.

HMP Kirkham is a category D open training prison, which is situated close to Preston, Lancashire. It has a capacity of 630 and accepts all offenders who can be trusted in open conditions, apart from sex offenders. The prison was built on the site of a former RAF training centre and most of the buildings date from that period, with the exception of the prisoner accommodation. If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Kirkham, please refer to the map on this page.


Tel: 01772 675 400

Operational capacity: 630

Freckleton Road, Preston, Lancashire PR4 2RN

Prison Phone have been saving inmates at HMP Kirkham money on their calls from the prison to any UK mobile phone since 2013.

We do this by allocating a dedicated and secure local number to your mobile phone, this means when the inmate at Kirkham prison calls the new local number we have provided they will be charged at just the local landline rate (around 10p per minute) rather than the standard mobile rate (which is around 40p per minute).

This in turn helps to stretch the inmates PINS phone credit further and reduces the amount you need to send in for them to top up!

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Here's some facts about Kirkham prison.

Did you know?

HMP Kirkham is a category D prison in Kirkham, Lancashire. Opened in 1962, the prison has capacity for 657 men.

There are 24 small residential units, providing living accommodation, 13 were 20- and 22-person units and two were 40-bed units with integral sanitation. There is also a 77-bed admissions unit, which had been developed as a reception and first night centre.

Before its opening in 1962, the site was used as an RAF technical training center. The Home Office took over the site in the early 1960s to convert it to hold male prisoners. Additional accommodation units were added in the 1990s, but some parts of the prison date back to the 1940s.

George Reynolds, former owner of Darlington FC, spent part of a three year sentence for tax evasion here after £500,000 cash was found in the boot of his car. After 14 months, in December 2006, he was released on curfew, but was recaptured in April 2007 for breaking the terms of his curfew, and held for two weeks.

To view the latest HMIP inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 13:00 – 15:30 Fri-Sun.

  • In total, 911 prisoners absconded between the years of 1998 and 2003.

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  • The prison has had more inmates absconding than any other establishment in the UK.

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  • HMP Kirkham, along with HMP Morton Hall, was the first prison to trial intermittent prison sentences. These sentences allowed inmates to serve their sentences on a part-time basis. The scheme was dropped just two years later.

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