HMP Greenock is a male’s prison in Greenock, Inverclyde. Opened in 1910, the prison has capacity to hold 249 inmates.
Accommodation comprises three main residential areas: Ailsa Hall has 132 single occupancy cells including one accessible cell. In addition, it provides two safer cells. Darroch Hall has 53 single occupancy cells, one of which is an accessible cell. In addition it has one safer cell. This Hall provides cellular accommodation for female prisoners on remand and for convicted female prisoners irrespective of sentence length. Chrisswell House comprises 64 single occupancy cells, and provides a National Top-End facility for those long-term, adult, male prisoners who require low levels of supervision. There are also four Separate Cells located adjacent to Ailsa Hall.
A new jail is planned to be built in Greenock, and is due to cost £75 million, and is described as a 21st century “beacon of hope” for troubled women to turn their lives around.
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