General Information, HMP Haverigg

HMP Haverigg has the reputation of being the prison services most isolated establishment. It opened in 1967 on the site of a former RAF camp and is the only prison in Cumbria. Originally, 350 prisoners were accommodated in the RAF billets, but the addition of new accommodation and the rebuilding of two units following incidents of concerted indiscipline in 1988 and 1999 increased accommodation to 558 places. Additional places were created through further new units and doubling of cells.



  • Skiddaw:Purpose-built house block split into 2 wings, with 103 single, 11 double and 3 triple cells with integral sanitation.
  • Fairfield: 9 billets with single and double rooms with integral sanitation.
  • Blencathra:7 billets, mainly with single rooms.
  • Helvellyn:40 double; all rooms have en-suite showers and in-cell television.
  • Langdale: Cellular units with 8t double cells.
  • Great Gable Programmes wing with 28 single rooms and 4 doubles in 2 billets.
  • Segregation unit

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