HMP Lancaster Farms opened in March 1993 as a Remand Centre/Young Offender Institution. In May 2001, Buttermere and Windermere Units were re-roled to dedicated Juvenile Units (Under 18's). The establishment re-roled again in 2008/09 and became the sole dedicated Young Offender Institution for the North West.
In 2011, the establishment was re-roled from a Category B YOI to a Category C YOI Training establishment.
In 2014, the establishment was again re-roled to a Cat C Adult Resettlement Prison.
Stone Row Head, Lancaster LA1 3QZ