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HM Prison Cornton Vale

HM Prison and Young Offenders Institute, Cornton Vale
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HM Prison and Young Offenders Institute, Cornton Vale

Located between Stirling and Bridge of Allan, in Stirling Council Area, and opened in 1975, Cornton Vale provides facilities for remanded and sentenced females and is Scotland's only all-female prison. In 1999 separation of adult prisoners and young offenders was effected and subsequently a renovation and upgrading programme was carried out to the accommodation. The prison now provides 217 single cell places for the prisoners, divided between five blocks (or houses), called Bruce, Ross, Peebles, Ross, Skye and Younger. These houses are sub-divided into six or seven-room units each with its own dining/sitting room, and almost all have a common kitchen. Corton Vale runs a drug addiction programme, and various work experience programmes.

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