HM Prison Stirling

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HM Prison and Young Offender Institution Stirling is a prison facility in Stirling, Scotland, intended to replace HMP Cornton Vale. Opened in 2023, it is Scotland's primary facility for incarcerated women and is designed to offer improved treatment for women in custody, and is notable in not utilising traditional penal designs such as bars on windows and cell doors, taking influence from trauma-informed care.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ Frew, Sharon; Scott, Kevin (26 May 2023). "HMP Stirling: Take a look inside Scotland's new £85m women's prison". STV News. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Jenness (26 May 2023). "First look inside £85m women-only jail HMP Stirling as it gets set to welcome inmates this summer". Sky News. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  3. ^ "The £85m prison with no bars on the windows". BBC News. 26 May 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  4. ^ "£85.7m Stirling women's prison replaces HMP Cornton Vale". Urban Realm. 5 June 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  5. ^ "New prison HMP & YOI Stirling opens doors to public". Scottish Legal News. 24 May 2023. Retrieved 18 February 2024.
  6. ^ Hunter, Beth (14 September 2023). "Why Britain's new £85m 'superjail' has got off to an awful start". The Independent. Retrieved 18 February 2024.