HMP Greenock

Greenock Prison

Tel: 01475 787801Gateside, Greenock, Renfrewshire PA16 9AH

HMP Greenock was originally constructed in the early 1900s, replacing the Nelson Street prison. It mainly takes in offenders from the local courts of Greenock, Campbelltown, Dunoon and Oban, whilst also accepting those from North Strathclyde and Inverclyde. The prison caters for both male and female inmates, and holds those on short-term and long-term sentences, in addition to those who are on remand. It has a capacity of 249. If you’d like directions to HMP Greenock, please use the map on this page.

Tel: 01475 787801

Operational capacity: 249

Old Inverkip Road, Greenock, Renfrewshire PA16 9AJ


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Here's some facts about Greenock prison

Did you know?

  • The prison accepted its first inmates in 1910.

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  • Although called HMP Greenock, many people call it ‘Gateside Prison’.

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  • One of the prison’s most notorious inmates was Abdelbaset-al-Megrahi, who was found guilty of 270 counts of murder (the Lockerbie bombing). This still remains one of the worst acts of terrorism to take place in the UK.

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