Low Moss Prison Information

Low Moss Prison
Low Moss Prison, officially known as HMP Low Moss, is a Category B men's prison located in Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Managed by the Scottish Prison Service, Low Moss Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. Here is important information about Low Moss Prison:

Low Moss Prison was originally built in the 1960s and has undergone several renovations and expansions over the years. It serves as a Category B prison, housing individuals who have been convicted of offenses requiring a controlled and secure environment. The prison's primary purpose is to protect the public by securely managing and rehabilitating offenders.

Low Moss Prison is classified as a Category B prison, indicating a medium to high level of security. The prison implements robust measures to prevent escape and maintain order within the facility.

Low Moss Prison primarily accommodates adult male offenders. It has a capacity to house approximately 785 individuals, including both remand prisoners and convicted prisoners serving sentences of varying lengths.

Low Moss Prison offers various facilities and services to meet the needs of its inmates and support their rehabilitation. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison consists of multiple residential units with individual cells or shared accommodation for inmates. The cells are equipped with basic amenities, including beds, personal storage, and sanitation facilities.
  • Education and Vocational Training: Low Moss Prison provides educational programs to help inmates improve their literacy, numeracy, and other skills. Vocational training opportunities are also offered to enhance employment prospects upon release.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates have access to work opportunities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, a sense of responsibility, and a work ethic.
  • Healthcare: Low Moss Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who offer primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialist services are also available.
  • Sports and Physical Activities: The prison promotes physical fitness and well-being by providing access to sports facilities and organized activities. These activities aim to promote positive lifestyle choices and encourage teamwork.
  • Family Contact: Low Moss Prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and supports visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: The prison offers pre-release planning and support to help inmates prepare for their eventual release. This may include assistance with accommodation, employment, and access to community-based support services.
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Contact Information
HMP Low Moss Prison
190 Crosshill Road,
G64 2QB

Tel: 0141 762 9500

Website: HMP Low Moss Prison
Booking a visit to Low Moss Prison
Visiting Times at Low Moss Prison

Visits are held at the following times

Visiting hours are (Monday to Friday 08:30 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00).

How to book a visit at Low Moss Prison?

Visiting hours are complex. For more information, visit HMP Low Moss Prison, and view the right side of the page. Visits are Monday to Sunday every week without children.

Booking line: 0141 762 9558

The booking line is open: (Monday to Friday 08:30 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 16:00

Low Moss Prison Information

To Get to Long Low Moss Prison by Train:

Low Moss can be accessed by train via the Glasgow/Edinburgh line. Bishopbriggs Rail Station is just a short bus ride away from Low Moss via First Glasgow 88. The stop is located outside the prison and a 2 minute walk from the prison entrance.

To Book A Low Moss Prison Visit You Must:

All visitors are required to arrive 15 minutes prior to the visit starting. Any person who arrives after the visit has started will not be permitted entry.

For all visits to Low Moss, visitors are required to bring photographic ID and proof of address (dated within the past 3 months). The only forms of photographic ID that will be accepted are:
  • Valid Passport
  • Valid Photographic
  • Driving Licence (full or provisional)
  • Citizen Card
  • Senior Citizens Bus Pass Travel Card (issued by Scottish Government)
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