Perth Prison Information

Perth Prison
Perth Prison, officially known as HMP Perth, is a Category B/C men's prison located in Perth, Scotland. Managed by the Scottish Prison Service, Perth Prison serves as a significant correctional facility within the Scottish penal system. Here is important information about Perth Prison:

Perth Prison was established in 1812 and is one of the oldest operational prisons in Scotland. The prison plays a vital role in the Scottish justice system by providing secure custody and rehabilitation for individuals convicted of various offenses.

Perth Prison is classified as a Category B/C prison, indicating a medium-to-high level of security. The prison implements robust security measures to ensure the safety of both staff and inmates.

Perth Prison primarily houses adult male offenders who have been assessed as suitable for Category B or C conditions. These inmates may have committed a range of offenses and are typically serving medium to long-term sentences. The prison focuses on providing secure custody, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs to support their successful return to society.

Perth Prison offers various facilities and services to support the welfare and rehabilitation of its inmates. These include:
  • Accommodation: The prison provides 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: Perth Prison places a strong emphasis on education and vocational training. Inmates have access to a range of educational programs, including basic education, literacy, numeracy, and accredited courses. Vocational training opportunities are also available to develop employable skills and enhance prospects for successful reintegration into society.
  • Work Opportunities: Inmates at Perth Prison have access to various work activities within the prison, such as maintenance, cleaning, kitchen, and other designated roles. These work activities aim to develop skills, instill discipline, and promote a sense of responsibility.
  • Healthcare: Perth Prison has an on-site healthcare unit staffed with medical professionals who provide primary healthcare services to prisoners. Mental health support, substance abuse programs, and specialized medical care are also available.
  • Family Contact: The prison recognizes the importance of maintaining family relationships and facilitates visits and contact with family members, subject to specific guidelines and regulations.
  • Resettlement Support: Perth 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 Perth,
3 Edinburgh Road,

Tel: 01738 622 000

Website: HMP Perth
Booking a visit to Perth Prison
Visiting Times at Perth Prison

All individuals in custody book their own visits and have the responsibility to inform their visitors of the day and time of the visit.

Remand prisoners may have one visit daily, except Saturdays and Sundays – no visits are facilitated on these days. Maximum of 3 adult visitors, this does not include children (under the age of 16).

Perth Prison Information

Getting to Perth Prison:

By Car from the West
· Take the M8, at junction 13 take the M80 then merge onto the M9.
· At the Keir roundabout take 2nd exit onto the A9, At the Broxden roundabout take 2nd exit to A93.
· Follow the A989 Leonard Street onto Kings Place.
· Turn right onto the A912 Edinburgh Road follow signs to Perth Prison (opposite Jet Garage).

By Car from the North
· Take the A9 to the Inveralmond Roundabout take 1st exit onto A912 then onto A85
· Turn left onto the A989 then onto A93.
· Turn left back onto the A912 Edinburgh Road.
· Follow signs to Perth Prison (opposite Jet Garage).

By Car from the East
· Take the A929 to the Ladywell Roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A991

· At Dudhope Roundabout take 2nd exit onto the A923 then onto the A90.
· Carry onto the A85 then turn left onto A93 then left again onto A989 follow onto A912. Edinburgh Road follow signs to Perth Prison (opposite Jet Garage).

By Car from the South
· All Routes Head to the Forth Road Bridge.
· Take M90 up to junction 10 onto A912 Edinburgh Road.
· Follow Signs to Perth Prison (opposite Jet Garage).

By Bus
The bus station is situated approximately 50 yards away on the opposite side of the road from the railway station. Turn left when leaving the bus station and walk along the road until you see the railway station then follow the directions by Rail below.

By Rail
Perth Prison is a 10 minute walk from the railway station, a taxi service is also available. From the railway station turn right and go under the bridge, walk about 150 yards until you come to the South Inch (a large park area on the right of Marshall Place) You can cross the park diagonally until you come to Edinburgh Road opposite the prison, or follow the road down to the traffic lights, turn right and carry on up Edinburgh Road to reach the prison.

On entering from the main road, turn left for the visitors’ main parking. For disabled parking, turn left into the main car park, carry on round the one-way system, the bays are at the front of the prison.

For all visits to Perth Prison, 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)
The only forms of proof of address that will be accepted are:
  • Utility bill
  • Council tax bill
  • Benefit book
  • Bank statement
  • other letter from official source
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