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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35919
Asked by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Date lodged: 10 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government what the (a) design capacity, (b) number of occupants and (c) occupancy rate was in each prison in each of the last 12 months.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021


Answer

I have asked Teresa Medhurst, Interim Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), to respond. Her response is as follows:

The following tables detail the (a) average occupancy (b) Design Capacity and (c) the occupancy rate of each prison over the preceding 12 months.

The occupancy rate and the Design Capacity rate are the average for each calendar month.

MARCH 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

783

702

111%

Barlinnie

1326

987

134%

Cornton Vale

87

109

80%

Dumfries

189

176

107%

Edinburgh

889

867

103%

Glenochil

724

668

108%

Grampian

450

552

82%

Greenock

203

231

88%

Inverness

110

93

118%

Kilmarnock

589

501

117%

Low Moss

837

784

107%

Open Estate

159

284

56%

Perth

684

631

108%

Polmont

440

758

58%

Shotts

544

538

101%

APRIL 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

720

702

102%

Barlinnie

1165

987

118%

Cornton Vale

70

109

65%

Dumfries

179

176

102%

Edinburgh

834

867

96%

Glenochil

687

668

103%

Grampian

415

552

75%

Greenock

188

231

82%

Inverness

87

93

94%

Kilmarnock

543

501

108%

Low Moss

755

784

96%

Open Estate

144

284

51%

Perth

614

631

97%

Polmont

393

758

52%

Shotts

544

538

101%

MAY 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

697

702

99%

Barlinnie

1081

987

109%

Cornton Vale

63

109

58%

Dumfries

178

176

101%

Edinburgh

818

867

94%

Glenochil

625

668

94%

Grampian

384

552

70%

Greenock

187

231

81%

Inverness

80

93

86%

Kilmarnock

525

501

105%

Low Moss

726

784

93%

Open Estate

137

284

48%

Perth

578

631

92%

Polmont

361

758

48%

Shotts

546

538

102%

 

JUNE 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

702

702

100%

Barlinnie

1064

987

108%

Cornton Vale

57

109

52%

Dumfries

176

176

100%

Edinburgh

831

867

96%

Glenochil

599

668

90%

Grampian

390

552

71%

Greenock

186

224

83%

Inverness

84

93

90%

Kilmarnock

523

501

104%

Low Moss

743

784

95%

Open Estate

131

284

46%

Perth

568

631

90%

Polmont

352

758

46%

Shotts

545

538

101%

JULY 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

714

702

102%

Barlinnie

1131

987

115%

Cornton Vale

62

109

57%

Dumfries

179

176

102%

Edinburgh

852

867

98%

Glenochil

574

668

86%

Grampian

398

552

72%

Greenock

189

224

84%

Inverness

98

93

105%

Kilmarnock

521

501

104%

Low Moss

777

785

99%

Open Estate

115

284

41%

Perth

613

631

97%

Polmont

360

758

47%

Shotts

545

538

101%

AUGUST 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

711

702

101%

Barlinnie

1201

987

122%

Cornton Vale

64

109

59%

Dumfries

179

176

102%

Edinburgh

874

867

101%

Glenochil

604

668

90%

Grampian

418

552

76%

Greenock

190

224

84%

Inverness

110

93

118%

Kilmarnock

538

501

107%

Low Moss

813

785

104%

Open Estate

108

284

38%

Perth

644

631

102%

Polmont

372

758

49%

Shotts

544

538

101%

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

708

702

101%

Barlinnie

1252

987

127%

Cornton Vale

64

109

59%

Dumfries

178

176

101%

Edinburgh

869

867

100%

Glenochil

659

668

99%

Grampian

441

552

80%

Greenock

186

219

85%

Inverness

112

93

121%

Kilmarnock

534

501

107%

Low Moss

799

785

102%

Open Estate

125

284

44%

Perth

650

631

103%

Polmont

366

758

48%

Shotts

544

538

101%

OCTOBER 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

708

702

101%

Barlinnie

1248

987

126%

Cornton Vale

65

109

60%

Dumfries

179

176

101%

Edinburgh

871

867

100%

Glenochil

676

668

101%

Grampian

433

552

78%

Greenock

183

219

83%

Inverness

107

93

115%

Kilmarnock

539

501

108%

Low Moss

787

785

100%

Open Estate

136

284

48%

Perth

643

631

102%

Polmont

363

758

48%

Shotts

544

538

101%

NOVEMBER 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

713

702

102%

Barlinnie

1217

987

123%

Cornton Vale

66

109

61%

Dumfries

179

176

102%

Edinburgh

884

867

102%

Glenochil

668

668

100%

Grampian

443

552

80%

Greenock

185

219

85%

Inverness

108

93

116%

Kilmarnock

532

501

106%

Low Moss

806

785

103%

Open Estate

146

284

51%

Perth

658

631

104%

Polmont

367

758

48%

Shotts

543

538

101%

DECEMBER 2020

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

712

702

101%

Barlinnie

1218

987

123%

Cornton Vale

65

109

59%

Dumfries

178

176

101%

Edinburgh

868

867

100%

Glenochil

668

668

100%

Grampian

448

552

81%

Greenock

194

218

89%

Inverness

104

93

112%

Kilmarnock

535

501

107%

Low Moss

808

785

103%

Open Estate

144

284

51%

Perth

663

631

105%

Polmont

371

758

49%

Shotts

546

538

101%

JANUARY 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

713

702

102%

Barlinnie

1214

987

123%

Cornton Vale

64

109

59%

Dumfries

182

176

104%

Edinburgh

859

867

99%

Glenochil

668

668

100%

Grampian

437

552

79%

Greenock

191

218

88%

Inverness

101

93

109%

Kilmarnock

524

501

105%

Low Moss

805

785

103%

Open Estate

147

284

52%

Perth

669

631

106%

Polmont

362

758

48%

Shotts

544

538

101%

FEBRUARY 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

704

702

100%

Barlinnie

1196

987

121%

Cornton Vale

57

109

52%

Dumfries

174

176

99%

Edinburgh

856

867

99%

Glenochil

674

668

101%

Grampian

430

552

78%

Greenock

192

218

88%

Inverness

101

93

109%

Kilmarnock

528

501

105%

Low Moss

803

785

102%

Open Estate

148

284

52%

Perth

643

631

102%

Polmont

355

758

47%

Shotts

544

538

101%