HMP Polmont

Polmont Prison

Tel: 01324 711558 – Brightons, Falkirk FK2 0AB

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HMP Polmont is currently Scotland’s largest young offender’s institution, holding males between the ages of 16 and 21. It has a capacity of 712. The prison started out as a borstal when it opened in 1911; previously the building had been used as one of the country’s finest schools; Blairlodge. On average, most inmates at the prison are serving between 2 to 4 years, though some have life sentences. If you’d like to find out how to get to HMP Polmont, please use the map on this page.

Tel: 01324 711558

Operational capacity: 712

Brightons, Falkirk FK2 0AB

Calls from the payphones at HMP Polmont 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 Polmont 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 Polmont prison

Did you know?

HMP Polmont is a Young Offenders Institution in Reddingmuirhead (near Polmont), Falkirk. Opened as a borstal in 1911, the prison was designed to hold 830 inmates between the ages of 16 and 21. Polmont is the largest YOI of its kind in Scotland.

In May 2017, it was found that a third of young inmates in HMYOI Polmont had no post-release accommodation. David Strang, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, said “despite the excellent work undertaken by the Throughcare Support Officers, 34 per cent of the young men they work with are not provided with an address to live prior to liberation”.

Teenage inmates climbed on top of a skip, and refused to come down until they received their bizarre request: a McDonald’s Big Mac. They stayed up there for three hours, and they descended at 4pm on the 7th May 2017.

To view the latest HMIPS inspection report, click here.

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  • While on laundry duty, perverts have been found to have stolen women’s underwear, following the move of the female inmates from HMP Cornton Vale.

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  • Two young offenders at HMP Polmont died within days of each other in January 2017, yet no suspicious circumstance were found.

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  • 110 inmates from HMP Cornton Vale were transferred here for the refurbishment.

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  • The prison was criticised in 2005 for holding too many child inmates (under the age of 16).

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  • When the prison building was a school, it was the first educational institution in Scotland to use electric lighting.

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  • A report in 2005 revealed that ‘slopping out’ (using buckets as toilets in cells) was still taking place at HMP Polmont.

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