HMP Addiewell

Addiewell Prison

Tel: 01506 874 500 – Station Road, Addiewell, West Lothian EH55 8QA

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HMP Addiewell is situated in West Lothian, in between Edinburgh and Glasgow. It holds all category of offenders, is designed only for adult males and is privately run by Sodexo. The prison first opened in 2008 and was built on the site of an ex-chemical works, which closed in 1956. It has an operational capacity of 796. If you’re planning on visiting HMP Addiewell and would like directions, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01506 874 500

Operational capacity: 796

Station Road, Addiewell, West Lothian EH55 8QA

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Here's some facts about Addiewell prison

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HMP Addiewell is a male prison in Addiewell, West Lothian. Opened in 2008, the prison has capacity to hold 796 adult male inmates of all security levels. The prison is privately managed by Sodexo.

Addiewell has two large Houseblocks. There are 12 separate wings in the Houseblocks containing single and double cells as well as cells for disabled prisoners. The wings separate remand, convicted, new admission, long-term and protection prisoners. The prison also has a Separation and Care Unit.

Nine staff members of HMP Addiewell were hospitalized after breathing in the fumes of the drug Spice in the space of three days up to 27th August 2017. A spokesperson said “We can confirm nine staff were taken unwell while on duty between Saturday [25th August] and Monday [27th August] and were taken to hospital”.

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Visiting hours are 13:30 – 15:45 Monday-Friday, 17:00- 20:15 Tuesday-Friday, and 14:00 – 17:00 and 10:00 – 12:30 (children’s visits) Saturday-Sunday.

  • In 2011, concerns were raised over the high levels of assault against staff at the prison.

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  • Sodexo also run 4 prisons in the England, including HMP Peterborough, HMP Forest Bank, HMP Northumberland and HMP Bronzefield.

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  • HMP Addiewell is designed to be a ‘learning prison’, which encourages inmates to address the circumstances that led to their imprisonment.

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