Formerly a women’s prison, Morton Hall became an Immigration Removal Centre in May 2011. It is operated by the Prison Service and holds up to 392 men.
The last inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons was published in March 2017. The report found that there were high levels of violence and self-harm, that more than one in three detainees felt unsafe, and that ‘there did not appear to be a clear understanding of why this had happened’. Three of the seven deaths in detention in 2017 were at Morton Hall.
Detention Action has been supporting people in Morton Hall since 2018, working alongside Morton Hall Visitors Group.
Visitors to Morton Hall must book in advance and bring photo ID and proof of address (e.g. a bill or bank statement). There is a free taxi service from Lincoln and Newark rail stations (you must book at least 24 hours in advance on 01522 666 819).
Morton Hall IRC
Tel: 01522 666 819 (to arrange visits)
Tel: 01522 666 700 (general information)
9:30am to 12:30pm