HMP Lincoln

Lincoln Prison

Tel: 01522 663000 – Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 4BD

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HMP Lincoln is a category B prison, holding both adult males who are on remand or convicted, and unsentenced young adults. It is a local prison, serving the courts of Lincolnshire, Humberside and Nottinghamshire, and is situated in the city of Lincoln. The prison has a capacity of 738 and has been in operation since 1872. If you’re visiting HMP Lincoln and would like directions, please refer to the map on this page.


Tel: 01522 663000

Operational capacity: 738

Greetwell Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 4BD

Calls from the payphones at HMP Lincoln can be quite expensive, 40p per minute in fact!

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The Lincolnshire Action Trust works in partnership with a number of statutory and non-statutory agencies to achieve our aim of improving the skills and employability of offenders and prisoners.

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Here's some facts about Lincoln prison

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HMP Lincoln is a category B prison in Lincoln, Lincolnshire. Opened in 1872, the prison has capacity for 739 male prisoners.

Wing A holds up to 216 prisoners, wing B up to 150 prisoners and wing C up to 198. They hold a mixture of remand, convicted and sentenced adult and young adult prisoners from courts in the Lincolnshire area. Wing A contains the first night centre and induction landing and wing E holds up to 165 vulnerable prisoners, predominantly sex offenders.

In October 2002, inmates set alight to parts of the prison, and took control of at least one section of the prison during a large riot. It started when a group of inmates attacked a prison officer and stole the keys. It took eight hours to get the riot back under control.

To view the latest inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are 14:00 – 16:00 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays, and 09:00 – 11:00 Saturdays & Sundays.

  • In 2002, there was a large riot in the prison. Parts of the building were set on fire and it took 8 hours to bring under control.

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  • The original buildings of HMP Lincoln are listed and are considered excellent examples of Victorian Gothic architecture.

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  • Famous ex-inmates include the radical Sam Bamford and the writer Jeffrey Archer.

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