HMP Inverness is a prison in the Crown area of Inverness, Highland. Opened in 1902, the prison has capacity to hold 103 inmates, which has been deemed insufficient and is generally exceeded. The prison serves the courts of the Highlands, Islands and Moray.
The accommodation areas within the confines of the original walls have changed internally over the past 100 years although their facades have remained the same. A number of extensions and additional buildings have been incrementally added to cope with rising and changing demands. Examples include the new gate complex, the workshops and laundry. Other areas, such as facilities for healthcare and catering, have been modernised over time. In addition to the two main accommodation halls, there are three smaller wings and a small unit for women prisoners.
In May 2017, it was found that prison officer John Wallace had smuggled a batch of mobile phones and cannabis into the establishment by throwing socks filled with the contraband over the walls. He was sentenced to three years and four months in prison.
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