HM Prison Glenochil

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HMP Glenochil
HMP Glenochil in May 2011
Location near Tullibody, Scotland
Status Operational
Security class Mixed-classification, All Male
Capacity 670[1]
Population 668 (May 2010)
Opened 1966
Managed by Scottish Prison Service

HMP Glenochil is a prison located near Tullibody, Scotland. It houses male offenders of High, Medium and Low security classifications.[2] The prison does not accept prisoners directly from the courts but commits prisoners who have been previously convicted and located in other prisons, primarily HMP Edinburgh and HMP Barlinnie.[2] The prison has a design capacity of 670 prisoners and in May 2010 held 668 prisoners (284 short-term, 384 long-term).[1]


Glenochil was first opened in 1966 as a Detention Centre. It was extended in 1975 to become a Young Offender's Institution and Detention Centre. In the 1980s it began holding long-term prisoners and in 2007 began accepting short term prisoners.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Monro, Hugh (2010). Full inspection of Glenochil Prison. Scottish Prison Service. ISBN 978 0 7559 9537 0. 
  2. ^ a b "Glenochil Prison". Scottish Prison Service. Retrieved 26 July 2016. 

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Coordinates: 56°08′33″N 3°49′04″W / 56.14238°N 3.81791°W / 56.14238; -3.81791