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The prison is on the site of and old RAF training centre, converted to a prison in 1967. A great deal of modernisation has taken place over the last few years.  Further improvements are underway.

The prison holds 644 Category C and Category D male prisoners and has potential for developing further prisoner accommodation and facilities.
HMP Haverigg
LA18 4NA
Tel: 01229 713000
Fax: 01229 713027
Governor: Tony Corcoran
Operational capacity: 644
Accommodation: Accommodation for prisoners varies from a cellular house-block to billets and two RTUs.
Reception criteria: We will accept prisoners suitable for Category C status who are able to participate in full time employment. Prisoners are accepted with a medical condition that is stable and do not have any outstanding hospital appointments or referrals outside this area. More complex medical conditions can be discussed with the Health Care manager. We accept prisoners with an open ACCT (Risk of Suicide) only with prior agreement with the Healthcare Manager and issues must form part of the prisoner's care plan.

Haverigg is a pilot site for the Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS) and will accept prisoners for this programme. IDTS is a new approach to drug treatment that involves CARAT, Healthcare and Prison staff working together more closely. IDTS represents the first step in a user's journey towards giving up drugs. This may involve them being prescribed medication such as Methadone or Subutex.

Criteria: Although we offer support services for prisoners who have substance abuse problems, we do not offer a detoxification programme. We will accept prisoners suitable for Category C status who are able to participate in full time employment.

Dentistry in prisons

This book is a valuable tool for all members of the prison dental team, in particular, those starting out in a career in prison dentistry or special care dentistry.

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Prison Dental Services - Prison Dental Services (PDS) was set up with the aim of reducing the cost of dental care in prisons the United Kingdom and to improve the quality of the service.

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