Artist’s impressions released of new Inverness prison

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39442743

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has released an artist’s impression of its planned new prison for Inverness.

SPS has proposed building a new Inverness prison on a site behind the Inverness Retail Park on the A96.

The site, which is also close to the Inverness Campus, had not previously been available to SPS. A site at Milton of Leys was considered last year.

The new HMP Highland would replace 112-year-old Inverness Prison, which is near Inverness city centre.

It is one of the smallest and oldest jails in Scotland.

A planning application for the new prison will be submitted to Highland Council at a later date.

Tom Fox, of SPS, said modern prisons were designed to be “more contemporary” and “less oppressive”.