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Location : Glasgow
Registration date : 2008-09-03

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HMP Shotts
Canthill Rd
Tel: 01501 824000 (Main Prison)
Fax: 01501824001
Tel: 01501 824124 (NIC)

HM Prison Shotts is a maximum-security prison for long term adult male prisoners. The prison is situated in countryside south of the M8 motorway near the Lanarkshire village of Shotts. Purpose built in 1978 it caters for long term male prisoners (sentences of 4 years & over) who are transferred from other establishments and who require to be kept secure conditions. HM Prison Shotts includes two national facilities within its establishment: the National Induction Centre and Kerr House.

Shotts seeks to provide a secure, safe and caring environment, while providing opportunities for prisoners to come to terms with their sentences and address their offending behaviour.


The National Induction Centre (NIC), is a national facility and holds approximately 115 adult male prisoners who are in the initial stages of sentences of 8 years or over and prepares them for eventual movement to mainstream establishments. It provides a supportive regime for all prisoners (excluding sex offenders) sentenced to life or 8 years or over during the first 3 - 6 months of their sentences, and other prisoners may be taken where a spell in the NIC is considered beneficial.

The regime is intended to assist prisoners to cope with the personal consequences of their offending behaviour and the impact of their sentence. It seeks to prepare them for transfer to mainstream within the context of the Sentence Management model. That process is informed by risk and needs assessment work carried out, with the prisoners' involvement, during their time in the NIC.

Information on topics such as stress management, inter-personal and social skills and the prison system are delivered in Groupwork settings. Considerable emphasis is placed on building the prisoner's relationship with his Personal Officer in order to help him adjust to and plan out his sentence. While industry forms an integral part of the regime, it is orientated towards craftwork type activities and is supported by personal fitness programmes.


Kerr House is the new National "Top End" facility. Kerr House became the National Top End Facility in March 2007. The facility is situated within the perimeter of the establishment. This facility offers low supervision prisoners an opportunity of participating in a less structured and regimented regime earlier than under the current arrangements. Our aim is to provide prisoners with appropriate opportunities in preparing for release. Kerr House holds approximately 52 Adult male prisoners. This facility also holds its own visit room. Visits within Kerr House will be of a relaxed nature with the aim of providing good quality family time.


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