HMP Magilligan

Magilligan Prison

Tel:028 7776 3311 – Point Road, Limavavy, Co Londonderry BT49 0LR

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HMP Magilligan has a capacity of 568, and is a medium to low security prison, holding adult male prisoners with under 6 years left to serve of their sentence. It’s situated in Limavady in County Londonderry, and first opened as a prison in 1972. Originally, it consisted of just 8 huts on the site of an ex-army camp. If you’d like to visit HMP Magilligan and would like directions, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 028 7776 3311

Operational capacity: 568

Point Road, Limavavy, Co Londonderry BT49 0LR

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Here's some facts about Magilligan prison

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HMP Magilligan is a medium/low security prison in Limavady, Northern Ireland. Opened in 1972, the prison has capacity to hold 568 inmates.

It was stated in 2012 that Magilligan prison was to close in 2018 as part of a 10 year £240 million scheme to improve Northern Irish prisons. The prison is to be closed and replaced with a new prison closer to Belfast after serving as a prison for more than forty years. Its location, 71 miles from belfast, has been described as ‘the wrong location’ as the majority of inmates are from the Greater Belfast area.

House 1 is the induction unit and holds non-vulnerable prisoner. House 2 older and non-vulnerable prisoners. House 3 holds both vulnerable and non-vulnerable prisoners. Halward House is the drug free and vulnerable prisoners and harm reduction unit. Sperrin unit vulnerable prisoner units. Alpha unit is an assessment centre for vulnerable and non-vulnerable prisoners transferring to Foyleview resettlement unit. Foyleview is a resettlement unit for vulnerable and non-vulnerable prisoners.  Up to 80 prisoners. 

To view the latest CJINI (Criminal Justice Inspectorates for Northern Ireland) inspection report, click here.

For information about visiting HMP Magilligan, click here.

  • A Skype scheme has been extended, and is used by over 70 approved inmates. It Is believed to be the first in the UK to use this technology.

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  • The rebuild of Magilligan is believed to take “at least eight years”, according to Justice Minister David Ford.

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  • The death of a 44 year old inmate at HMP Magilligan was not treated as suspicious, as he is believed to have died of natural causes.

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  • The prison doesn’t specialise in holding those who have committed terrorist offences.

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  • The temporary Nissan huts were replaced with proper accommodation units a few years after the prison opened.

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  • In 2012, it was announced that HMP Magilligan was under threat of closure.

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