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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03838
Asked by: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Date lodged: 19 October 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-35919 by Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021, whether it will provide figures for each month from March 2021 to date.

Current status: Answered by Keith Brown on 16 November 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 between March 2021 to September 2021.

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

MARCH 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

641

702

91%

Barlinnie

1219

987

124%

Cornton Vale

58

109

53%

Dumfries

162

176

92%

Edinburgh

874

867

101%

Glenochil

664

668

99%

Grampian

445

552

81%

Greenock

197

218

90%

Inverness

102

93

110%

Kilmarnock

504

501

100%

Low Moss

824

784

105%

Open Estate

147

284

52%

Perth

651

631

103%

Polmont

352

758

46%

Shotts

543

538

101%

APRIL 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

601

702

86%

Barlinnie

1205

987

122%

Cornton Vale

57

109

52%

Dumfries

179

176

102%

Edinburgh

860

867

99%

Glenochil

694

668

104%

Grampian

446

552

81%

Greenock

192

218

88%

Inverness

97

93

104%

Kilmarnock

532

501

106%

Low Moss

831

784

106%

Open Estate

149

284

52%

Perth

647

631

103%

Polmont

346

758

46%

Shotts

544

538

101%

MAY 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

689

702

98%

Barlinnie

1113

987

113%

Cornton Vale

56

109

51%

Dumfries

185

176

105%

Edinburgh

835

867

96%

Glenochil

694

668

104%

Grampian

439

552

80%

Greenock

194

218

89%

Inverness

105

93

113%

Kilmarnock

538

501

107%

Low Moss

828

784

106%

Open Estate

152

284

54%

Perth

633

631

100%

Polmont

338

758

45%

Shotts

542

538

101%

JUNE 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

710

702

101%

Barlinnie

1155

987

117%

Cornton Vale

57

109

52%

Dumfries

185

176

105%

Edinburgh

859

867

99%

Glenochil

694

668

104%

Grampian

439

552

80%

Greenock

199

224

91%

Inverness

102

93

110%

Kilmarnock

526

501

105%

Low Moss

805

784

103%

Open Estate

156

284

55%

Perth

650

631

103%

Polmont

345

758

46%

Shotts

545

538

101%

JULY 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

717

702

102%

Barlinnie

1246

987

126%

Cornton Vale

53

109

49%

Dumfries

187

176

106%

Edinburgh

876

867

101%

Glenochil

716

668

107%

Grampian

438

552

79%

Greenock

198

224

91%

Inverness

101

93

109%

Kilmarnock

539

501

108%

Low Moss

782

785

100%

Open Estate

150

284

53%

Perth

635

631

101%

Polmont

337

758

44%

Shotts

544

538

101%

AUGUST 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

723

702

103%

Barlinnie

1216

987

123%

Cornton Vale

63

109

58%

Dumfries

187

176

106%

Edinburgh

881

867

102%

Glenochil

716

668

107%

Grampian

435

552

79%

Greenock

196

224

90%

Inverness

114

93

123%

Kilmarnock

538

501

107%

Low Moss

839

785

107%

Open Estate

148

284

52%

Perth

637

631

101%

Polmont

335

758

44%

Shotts

541

538

101%

SEPTEMBER 2021

Name

Average Occupancy

Average Design Capacity

Average Occupancy Rate

Addiewell

723

702

103%

Barlinnie

1183

987

120%

Cornton Vale

58

109

53%

Dumfries

183

176

104%

Edinburgh

877

867

101%

Glenochil

728

668

109%

Grampian

430

552

78%

Greenock

190

219

87%

Inverness

115

93

124%

Kilmarnock

540

501

108%

Low Moss

857

785

109%

Open Estate

147

284

52%

Perth

650

631

103%

Polmont

334

758

44%

Shotts

540

538

100%