Mauchline Road , KA1 5AA, Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
44 01563 548800
Status of Establishment
Kilmarnock is a 500 cell prison facility operated by Serco Ltd on behalf of the Scottish Prison Service under a contract with the Scottish Ministers. HMP Kilmarnock is a high security prison which accommodates 596 male prisoners with a maximum contract capacity of 692. The 25 year contract commenced operation 25 March 1999 as the first PFI (DCMF) operation in Scotland.
It is situated approximately three miles south-east of Hurlford in East Ayrshire. Housing a range of prisoner types, Kilmarnock is the local receiving establishment primarily taking prisoners from the Sheriff Courts of Ayr and Kilmarnock.
Contracted to provide purposeful activity for the prisoners, Kilmarnock has an industries department comprising six work units, and provides work opportunities for both remand and convicted prisoners. The proportion of convicted prisoners makes up approximately 80% of the population. In providing some of these purposeful activities Kilmarnock, where possible, takes the opportunity to incorporate vocational training with the intention of providing prisoners with externally recognised qualifications.
Serco Ltd is a company incorporated under the Companies Acts and has a registered address at Serco House, 16 Bartley Wood Business Park, Bartley Way, Hook, RG27 9UY.