HMP Kilmarnock

Welcome to HMP Kilmarnock. We are committed to ensuring a safe, secure and decent prison for everyone. Through this website you will be able to access information to answer questions you may have.

Covid-19 Update: From Tuesday 5 January 2021, mainland Scotland will move from Level 4 to a temporary Lockdown, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes. As a result, we have, with immediate effect, put in place a temporarily pause to all social visits unless there are compassionate reasons which can be approved by the director locally. 

HMP Kilmarnock is a closed, high security establishment accommodating remand, short term and long term male adult prisoners and male young offender remand prisoners.

One of two private prisons in Scotland, it has been operated by Serco since 1999 under a 25 year contract on behalf of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).  It has 500 single cells and a maximum capacity of 692 prisoners.