HM Prison Wymott

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HMP Wymott
Location Ulnes Walton, Lancashire
Security class Adult Male/Category C
Population 1144 (as of March 2009)
Opened 1979
Managed by HM Prison Services
Governor Terry Williams
Website Wymott at

HM Prison Wymott is a Category C men's prison, located in the village of Ulnes Walton (near Leyland), in Lancashire, England. Wymott is operated by Her Majesty's Prison Service, and is situated next to HMP Garth.


Wymott Prison opened in 1979 as short term category C prison. In 1986 there was a large prison riot at Wymott which caused serious damage to the fabric of living units of the jail. In 1993, another major riot left the prison on the brink of total evacuation.[1] Two wings were demolished and replaced with new units as a result of the damage, whilst the remaining original wings were refurbished and turned into sex offender accommodation.

The prison today[edit]

Wymott is a Category C prison for adult males. The prison also has facilities for vulnerable prisoners (mainly sex offenders). VPs are housed in units A, B, F, G, & I wings. VPs cook the food for the entire prison and work at tailoring & printing duties, as well as the canteen shop for all local prisons.

The prison works in partnership with Leyland Trucks in training prisoners in key skills in preparation for possible employment such as interview techniques, CV preparation, and aptitude and personality questionnaires.

Notable inmates[edit]

Ched Evans, Welsh international footballer, convicted of rape in 2012 and jailed for five years. Released Friday 17 October 2014.


  1. ^ "Prison riot video turns up at car boot sale". 5 February 1998. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 

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Coordinates: 53°40′42″N 2°45′01″W / 53.6784°N 2.7502°W / 53.6784; -2.7502