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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06473: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 24 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what the occupancy rate has been for each prison in Scotland in each year since 2010.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 7 February 2017

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

The following table shows the occupancy levels of each establishment when measured against capacity.

Both the design capacity and operational capacity of establishments are different and can change for reasons of policy, maintenance and changing operational requirements.

 

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Aberdeen

143%

156%

128%

111%

0

0

0

Addiewell

100%

107%

113%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Barlinnie

134%

145%

126%

123%

132%

118%

118%

Cornton Vale

99%

107%

96%

67%

79%

72%

79%

Dumfries

109%

112%

110%

105%

99%

95%

95%

Edinburgh

103%

104%

105%

102%

101%

99%

98%

Glenochil

97%

107%

100%

100%

98%

95%

95%

Grampian

0

0

0

0

47%

71%

89%

Greenock

107%

102%

97%

95%

95%

83%

93%

Inverness

134%

138%

130%

126%

119%

113%

113%

Kilmarnock

111%

124%

123%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Low Moss

0

0

89%

102%

107%

105%

96%

Open Estate

58%

66%

85%

81%

89%

84%

73%

Perth

98%

108%

104%

105%

102%

100%

98%

Peterhead

97%

99%

91%

73%

0

0

0

Polmont

97%

95%

91%

84%

68%

64%

66%

Shotts

100%

98%

98%

99%

99%

99%

99%