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: In line with the government rules we are sorry to announce that there will be no visits at HMP Kilmarnock until further notice. We know how difficult this is but these measures are being taken for everyone’s safety and security.

HMP Kilmarnock is 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.