9-10 September 2017
HMP Greenock was built between 1907 and 1910, taking its first prisoners on 28th August 1910. HMP Greenock holds adult male prisoners on remand and short-term convicted prisoners and is a national facility for prisoners serving 12 years or over, providing the opportunity for progression towards release. The prison also holds remand, short-term and long-term convicted female adult prisoners from the west of Scotland. Whilst the prison will ensure safe custody for people during their period of imprisonment, the ultimate desire of the prison is to return people to their communities as citizens prepared to positively contribute. In support of this desire we now have two dedicated Community Integration Units, one for short term male prisoners and one for short term female prisoners, these units are designed to support and help re-integrate offenders back into the community. Further to this we also have a dedicated Through-care Support Team that work with partner organisations in the local and surrounding communities to support those coming up to and during their initial period back in their communities.