|Prison Name:||HMP Barlinnie|
|Telephone||0141 770 2000|
|Family Contact Officer||0141 770 2037|
|Fax||0141 770 2060|
|Governor Name||Ian Whitehead|
|Deputy Name||Martin MacDonald|
|Address||81 Lee Avenue
Barlinnie Prison is situated on the outskirts of Glasgow but still close to the busiest courts in Scotland and close to population centres and public transport routes that allow ease of access for family visits.
Barlinnie is Scotland's largest, most complex penal establishment and holds all categories of prisoners. However, its main purpose is to hold remand and short term prisoners sent by the West of Scotland courts. We also hold a significant number of long term prisoners who have just been sentenced, are awaiting transfer to another establishment or are here for a specific management reason.
Barlinnie also has a facility that holds protection prisoners and sex offenders who are separate from the main population. The segregation unit is available for both local prisoners and national prisoners from other establishments for a variety of management reasons.