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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-17478: Fee, Mary (West Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 25 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many (a) admissions to and (b) releases from each prison there have been in each year since 2011-12.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 23 July 2018

Table 1 - Number of admissions to each prison in each year since 2011-12:

Penal establishment

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Aberdeen

1,395

1,310

882

-

-

-

-

Addiewell

2,098

2,471

2,492

2,402

2,390

2,066

1,882

Barlinnie

7,819

5,869

5,444

4,960

4,643

4,261

4,242

Cornton Vale

2,484

2,195

2,117

1,916

1,779

1,516

1,377

Dumfries

527

421

387

377

437

353

293

Edinburgh

3,748

3,386

3,151

3,156

2,879

2,693

2,588

Glenochil Prison

5

8

8

7

10

11

12

Grampian*

-

-

53

1,525

1,523

1,342

1,435

Greenock

1,180

517

364

294

252

338

600

Inverness

1,186

1,056

1,061

986

874

983

915

Kilmarnock

1,405

1,190

1,225

1,037

1,322

1,428

1,241

Low Moss**

-

1,767

2,247

1,970

2,014

2,099

1,718

Open Estate

7

3

8

11

8

8

7

Perth

2,899

2,608

2,973

2,820

2,653

2,482

2,269

Peterhead

1

7

5

-

-

-

-

Polmont

2,393

2,001

2,345

2,449

2,356

1,995

1,637

Shotts

2

3

7

1

5

8

8

Total

27,149

24,812

24,769

23,911

23,145

21,583

20,224

*HMP and YOI Grampian opened in March 2014 replacing HMP Aberdeen and HMP Peterhead

**HMP Low Moss re-opened in March 2012 following closure for re-development work

Table 2 - Number of liberations (excluding liberations to court) from each prison in each year since 2011-12:

Penal establishment

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Aberdeen

492

403

297

6

-

-

-

Addiewell

1,143

1,246

1,329

1,271

1,233

1,155

1,044

Barlinnie

4,933

3,715

3,676

3,404

3,013

2,685

2,409

Cornton Vale

740

590

442

538

464

243

159

Dumfries

248

227

199

180

205

214

198

Edinburgh

1,489

1,442

1,444

1,325

1,232

1,115

1,084

Glenochil Prison

602

378

391

395

394

443

511

Grampian*

-

-

11

653

815

732

718

Greenock

583

494

480

411

395

455

398

Inverness

386

378

342

316

318

322

318

Kilmarnock

906

774

666

669

692

746

737

Low Moss**

1

913

1,056

1,019

939

829

878

Open Estate

274

237

229

231

214

178

161

Perth

1,145

1,161

1,277

1,189

1,102

1,022

903

Peterhead

10

219

211

1

-

-

-

Polmont

1,369

1,234

1,188

941

887

937

777

Shotts

66

71

55

54

60

60

57

Total

14,387

13,482

13,293

12,603

11,963

11,136

10,352

*HMP and YOI Grampian opened in March 2014 replacing HMP Aberdeen and HMP Peterhead

**HMP Low Moss re-opened in March 2012 following closure for re-development work

Source: SPS management information system

Note: Counts of prison admissions provide an indication of flows through the prison system, but are not equivalent to counts of persons admitted. Each warrant issued by the court in respect of an individual counts as an admission to prison. Several warrants may be issued as a criminal case proceeds and the status of the individual and the case changes. Therefore one individual person may account for several admissions in the overall counts. Similarly, counts of liberations are not equivalent to counts of individuals liberated from prison.