HMP Barlinnie

Prison Information

Getting in Touch

Main switch board: 0141 770 2000
Family Contact Officer: 0141 770 2037
Social Work Unit: 0141 770 2123
Chaplains: 0141 770 2059

81 Lee Ave
G33 2QX

Visiting the Prison

Due to Coronavirus, prison visits are currently suspended. The Croft Visitors’ Centre is still providing support, details can be found below.

Prison information, and how to book a visit at HMP Barlinnie is available here.

Travel to the Prison

Nearest Train Station: Alexandra Parade (1.9 miles)

Buses: First Bus number 38 / 38A / 38C

Limited free parking for visitors is available at the prison.
Information on getting to HMP Barlinnie is available here.
Information on financial support for the cost of prison visits is available here.

Visitor Centre Information

HMP Barlinnie has a Visitors’ Centre service provided by The Croft.

Due to the Coronavirus The Croft is supporting families remotely.

Staff are available via anytime and 07484 664 950 10.30am-6.30pm for emotional support and questions.

Families can also use the website enquiries form

Continuing to provide food assistance and one-to-one support from a base at the local church – people can phone the mobile above to arrange for staff to be available to open up at the church (all staff are very local).

The service is based in the entrance area in HMP Barlinnie. Staff are also available in the waiting area before most visits.

The service offers:

  • Hot Drinks
  • Information, support and advice
  • Toys, Books, and Games for children

You can contact the Croft in advance of your visit.

Contact Details

The Croft
Barlinnie Visitors’ Centre
(The Croft), 81 Lee Avenue
G33 2QX

07484 664 950 (please leave a message on the answer machine, someone will call you back as soon as possible)

Opening Times

Monday to Friday – 9.30 to 8pm
Saturday or Sunday – 11.00am to 3.30pm

Other Information

Further information on the Visitors’ Centre is available at

Financial Support for Visits to Prison

For information on financial support for visits to prison - please click here.

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