HMP Perth

Perth Prison

Tel: 01738 458100 – 3 Edinburgh Road, Perth PH2 8AT

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Prison Phone offers phone tariffs that reduce the costs of calls from Perth prison by up to 75%! This enables prisoners to get the support and love that they are missing from home, while reducing costs for the inmate. Find out more below.

HMP Perth has a capacity of 630; though on average, holds around 678 inmates per day. It caters for adult male prisoners who are both long and short-term, plus those on remand or serving a life sentence. It also has facilities for housing sex offenders. The prison was originally built around 1810 and very few improvements were made to the building until 1996. If you’re visiting HMP Perth and would like directions, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 01738 458100

Operational capacity: 630

3 Edinburgh Road, Perth PH2 8AT

Calls from the payphones at HMP Perth can be quite expensive, 40p per minute in fact!

However Prison Phone have been reducing the cost of the same calls to just 10p per minute since 2013. Our service helps inmates within Perth prison to stretch their PINS phone credits further meaning you don’t send in so much for them to by PINS phone credit!

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Here's some facts about Perth prison

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HMP Perth is a male’s prison in the south east of Perth, Perth and Kinross. Opened in the 19th century, the prison has capacity to hold 630 inmates.

There are three accommodation Houseblocks – ‘A’ Hall, ‘B’ Hall and ‘C’ Hall – comprising both single and double cells. There is also a 14 cell Separation and Reintegration Unit. ‘D’ Hall and ‘E’ Hall have been closed in recent years.

John Lawson, a prisoner at HMP Perth, was charged for the false imprisonment and assault of Klaudia Budzinska in his flat in Dundee. At the time of writing (September 1st 2017), he was due to be sentenced in September 2017, after admitting his offenses. Dundee Sheriff Court was told that he had pinned down Miss Budzinska and choked her before falling asleep.

To view the latest HMIPS inspection report, click here.

Visiting hours are Monday to Sunday for convicted prisoners without children. Times are 13:00 – 14:15 Mon, Wed & Fri, 19:00 – 20:00 Mon, Tue & Wed, 14:45 – 16:00 Thur, and 15:15 – 15:45 Sat & Sun.

  • A couple appeared in court after a bid to smuggle in a mobile phone to HMP Perth.

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  • Despite the fact HMP Perth provides work and purposeful activity, 140 inmates are not involved in working activities.

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  • There is also a secure unit for category A prisoners.

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  • It was also notorious as the only prison with appropriate facilities to force-feed suffragettes who were on hunger strike.

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  • In 1870, HMP Perth was the site of the first non-public execution in the UK.

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