|Security class||Young Offenders Institution|
|Capacity||712 (February 2009)|
|Managed by||Scottish Prison Service|
HMP Polmont first opened as a Borstal in 1911 in the buildings of the former Blairlodge Academy. The Academy had been forced to close in 1908 due to financial difficulties and subsequent outbreak of an infectious disease, and the Prison Commissioners bought the site in 1911.
It is designed to hold up to 830 inmates between the ages of 16 and 21, although there have been several reports and complaints about the literal figures. Reports of living conditions have also been criticized, including an alleged lack of food for inmates and the practice of slopping out. Notable inmates include Luke Mitchell and Chris Cunningham, star of BBC Scotland's The Scheme
- HM Prison Polmont on the Scottish Prison Service website
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