Polmont (HM Prison)

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HMP Polmont


Reddingmuirhead, Falkirk



Security class

Young Offenders Institution


712 (February 2009)

Managed by

Scottish Prison Service


Derek McGill

Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institution Polmont is the largest of its kind in Scotland. Despite its name, the institution is actually located in Reddingmuirhead in the Falkirk region, and not in Polmont.

It is designed to hold up to 454 inmates between the ages of 16 and 21, although there have been several reports and complaints about the literal figures.[1] Reports of living conditions have also been criticized, including an alleged lack of food for inmates and the practice ofslopping out.[2] Notable inmates include Luke Mitchell and Chris Cunningham, star of BBC Scotland's The Scheme




  1. ^ "'Concern' over child jail numbers". BBC News. 1 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
  2. ^ "Slopping out continues at Polmont". Scottish Government. 1 July 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-20.
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