HMP Dumfries

Dumfries Prison

Tel: 01387 261218Terregles Street, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire DG2 9AX

HMP Dumfries is a local adult and young adult male prison, serving the courts of Dumfries and Galloway. It has a capacity of 200, making it one of the smallest prisons in the country, and specialises in holding short-term offenders who need to be separated from other inmates due to the nature of their offence. The prison was originally constructed in 1863. If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Dumfries, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01387 261218

Operational capacity: 200

It normally holds up to 80 male prisoners who are remanded in custody for trial and those convicted but remanded for reports.

 

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Here's some facts about Dumfries prison

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  • Dumfries prison was originally built to serve the south west of Scotland.

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  • In 2014, Annan Athletic FC worked with inmates from the prison to help them to gain a qualification in sports leadership.

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  • In the past, HMP Dumfries has been used as a borstal and also a young offender’s institution.

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