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Kirkham is a category D training prison occupying the site of a former RAF technical training centre. The facility was taken over by the Home Office in the early 1960's and has been in use as a prison since 1962. With few exceptions the infrastructure and services, together with the buildings, are of World War II vintage, though prisoner accommodation is relatively new.

HMP Kirkham
Freckleton Road
Tel: 01772 675 400
Fax: 01772 675 401
Governor: Graham Beck
Operational capacity: 630
Reception criteria: Normal reception arrangements. HMP Kirkham is a CAT D establishment accepting all suitably allocated prisoners (not sex offenders) who can reasonably be trusted to serve their sentence in open conditions. Wheelchair access exists though limited healthcare cover means prisoners requiring 24 hour care are not suitable.
Accommodation: 24 dormitories of varying size. Each dormitory is equipped with single rooms, prisoner telephone, in room TV, kitchenette and shower facility. To facilitate peer support into the Open estate, arriving prisoners are initially located on the Admissions Unit which has all double occupancy rooms (x 38) equipped with en suite facilities. One billet is designed for prisoners with disabilities & also has limited double occupancy capacity.

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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