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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20504: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 10 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) occupancy, (b) occupancy rate and (c) capacity has been in each prison in (i) 2017 and (ii) each month in 2018.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 8 January 2019

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

The following tables provide a breakdown of the Average Occupancy, Capacity and Occupancy rate of each Scottish prison in 2017 as well as each month in 2018.

SPS has a responsibility to accommodate those sent to us by the courts. The data shows the occupancy levels of each establishment when measured against design capacity. The design capacity and operational capacity of establishments are different and can change for reasons of policy, maintenance and changing operational requirements.

2017

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

    

Addiewell

697

700

100%

Barlinnie

1116

987

113%

Cornton Vale

85

114

75%

Dumfries

173

176

98%

Edinburgh

870

867

100%

Glenochil

634

668

95%

Grampian

447

552

81%

Greenock

251

263

95%

Inverness

114

93

123%

Kilmarnock

499

500

100%

Low Moss

753

784

96%

Open Estate

188

284

66%

Perth

619

631

98%

Polmont

484

758

64%

Shotts

531

538

99%

 

January 2018 (Average Prison Population 7438)

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

696

700

99%

Barlinnie

1091

987

111%

Cornton Vale

82

114

72%

Dumfries

169

176

96%

Edinburgh

866

867

100%

Glenochil

644

668

96%

Grampian

450

552

82%

Greenock

252

263

96%

Inverness

110

93

118%

Kilmarnock

499

500

100%

Low Moss

761

784

97%

Open Estate

197

284

69%

Perth

625

631

99%

Polmont

460

758

61%

Shotts

536

538

100%

 

February 2018 (Average Prison Population 7446)

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

697

700

100%

Barlinnie

1113

987

113%

Cornton Vale

88

114

77%

Dumfries

169

176

96%

Edinburgh

848

867

98%

Glenochil

654

668

98%

Grampian

444

552

80%

Greenock

238

263

90%

Inverness

108

93

116%

Kilmarnock

503

500

101%

Low Moss

770

784

98%

Open Estate

197

284

69%

Perth

628

631

100%

Polmont

457

758

60%

Shotts

532

538

99%

 

March 2018 (Average Prison Population 7396)

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

696

700

99%

Barlinnie

1111

987

113%

Cornton Vale

85

114

75%

Dumfries

166

176

94%

Edinburgh

836

867

96%

Glenochil

656

668

98%

Grampian

444

552

80%

Greenock

225

263

86%

Inverness

97

93

104%

Kilmarnock

502

500

100%

Low Moss

761

784

97%

Open Estate

202

284

71%

Perth

630

631

100%

Polmont

455

758

60%

Shotts

530

538

99%

 

April 2018 (Average Prison Population 7491)

 

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

700

700

100%

Barlinnie

1114

987

116%

Cornton Vale

82

114

72%

Dumfries

169

176

96%

Edinburgh

856

867

99%

Glenochil

662

668

99%

Grampian

451

552

82%

Greenock

232

263

88%

Inverness

110

93

118%

Kilmarnock

503

500

101%

Low Moss

770

784

98%

Open Estate

193

284

68%

Perth

647

631

103%

Polmont

447

758

59%

Shotts

528

538

98%

 

May 2018 (Average Prison Population 7551)

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

699

700

100%

Barlinnie

1183

987

120%

Cornton Vale

82

114

72%

Dumfries

166

176

94%

Edinburgh

873

867

101%

Glenochil

665

668

100%

Grampian

451

552

82%

Greenock

232

263

88%

Inverness

111

93

119%

Kilmarnock

501

500

100%

Low Moss

766

784

98%

Open Estate

190

284

67%

Perth

658

631

104%

Polmont

444

758

59%

Shotts

530

538

99%

June 2018 (Average Prison Population 7591)

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

696

700

99%

Barlinnie

1212

987

123%

Cornton Vale

82

114

72%

Dumfries

162

176

92%

Edinburgh

860

867

99%

Glenochil

663

668

99%

Grampian

460

552

83%

Greenock

233

263

89%

Inverness

115

93

124%

Kilmarnock

503

500

101%

Low Moss

779

784

99%

Open Estate

181

284

64%

Perth

660

631

105%

Polmont

453

758

60%

Shotts

532

538

99%

 

July 2018 (Average Prison Population 7678)

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

698

700

100%

Barlinnie

1277

987

129%

Cornton Vale

83

114

73%

Dumfries

162

176

92%

Edinburgh

887

867

102%

Glenochil

661

668

99%

Grampian

464

552

84%

Greenock

234

263

89%

Inverness

106

93

114%

Kilmarnock

503

500

101%

Low Moss

773

784

99%

Open Estate

176

284

62%

Perth

668

631

106%

Polmont

456

758

60%

Shotts

530

538

99%

 

August 2018 (Average Prison Population 7773)

 

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

699

700

100%

Barlinnie

1336

987

135%

Cornton Vale

85

114

75%

Dumfries

174

176

99%

Edinburgh

889

867

103%

Glenochil

661

668

99%

Grampian

462

552

84%

Greenock

234

263

89%

Inverness

114

93

123%

Kilmarnock

502

500

100%

Low Moss

765

784

98%

Open Estate

171

284

60%

Perth

673

631

107%

Polmont

475

758

63%

Shotts

533

538

99%

 

September 2018 (Average Prison Population 7812)

 

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

700

700

100%

Barlinnie

1360

987

138%

Cornton Vale

98

114

86%

Dumfries

176

176

100%

Edinburgh

885

867

102%

Glenochil

662

668

99%

Grampian

461

552

84%

Greenock

235

263

89%

Inverness

118

93

127%

Kilmarnock

500

500

100%

Low Moss

765

784

98%

Open Estate

174

284

61%

Perth

662

631

105%

Polmont

486

758

64%

Shotts

530

538

99%

 

October 2018 (Average Prison Population 7809)

 

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

701

700

100%

Barlinnie

1350

987

137%

Cornton Vale

96

114

84%

Dumfries

174

176

99%

Edinburgh

888

867

102%

Glenochil

662

668

99%

Grampian

464

552

84%

Greenock

235

263

89%

Inverness

119

93

128%

Kilmarnock

501

500

100%

Low Moss

772

784

98%

Open Estate

176

284

62%

Perth

658

631

104%

Polmont

475

758

63%

Shotts

538

538

100%

November 2018 (Average Prison Population 7909)

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

701

700

100%

Barlinnie

1379

987

140%

Cornton Vale

94

114

82%

Dumfries

185

176

105%

Edinburgh

900

867

104%

Glenochil

673

668

101%

Grampian

474

552

86%

Greenock

228

263

87%

Inverness

128

93

138%

Kilmarnock

501

500

100%

Low Moss

777

784

99%

Open Estate

173

284

61%

Perth

685

631

109%

Polmont

473

758

62%

Shotts

538

538

100%

 

December 2018 (Average Prison Population 7877) (Data up to 16 December 2018)

Name

Average Occupancy

Design Capacity

Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

699

700

100%

Barlinnie

1371

987

139%

Cornton Vale

93

114

82%

Dumfries

188

176

107%

Edinburgh

886

867

102%

Glenochil

691

668

103%

Grampian

463

552

84%

Greenock

225

263

86%

Inverness

127

93

137%

Kilmarnock

499

500

100%

Low Moss

769

784

98%

Open Estate

171

284

60%

Perth

696

631

110%

Polmont

458

758

60%

Shotts

541

538

101%