Tel: 01324 711558 – Brightons, Falkirk FK2 0AB
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
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.
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