HM Prison Inverness

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HMP Inverness
Inverness Prison - geograph.org.uk - 3076752.jpg
Location Inverness, Highland
Status Operational
Opened 1902
Managed by Scottish Prison Service

HM Prison Inverness, also known as Porterfield Prison, is located in the Crown area of Inverness, Scotland, and serves the courts of the Highlands and Islands. It covers all the courts in the Western Isles as well as courts from Fort William, Wick and Elgin. A small local prison, it deals with inmates serving up to 4 years, with female prisoners serving up to 2 years. Its capacity is 103 prisoners and as of 2016, on account of this capacity being insufficient, Scottish Prison Service intended to build a new prison near Milton of Leys.[1]

In June 2016 after significant opposition from local residents (HAPPL Campaign) the Scottish Prison Service suspended the consultation on the Milton of Leys site to assess an alternative option.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sluagh mòr aig coinneimh phrìosain". BBC News. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.  (Scottish Gaelic)
  2. ^ "Alternative site suggested for new Inverness prison". BBC News. 27 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 

Coordinates: 57°28′28″N 4°13′17″W / 57.47444°N 4.22139°W / 57.47444; -4.22139 Address: HMP Porterfield, Duffy Drive, Inverness, Highland, IV2 3HH