Scottish Prison Service

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is an executive agency of the Scottish Government tasked with managing prisons and Young Offender Institutions.

Scottish Prison Service
Agency overview
TypeExecutive agency of the Scottish Government
HeadquartersCalton House
5 Redheughs Rigg
EH12 9HW[1]
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Teresa Medhurst, CEO
Scotland in the UK and Europe

The Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, currently Teresa Medhurst, is responsible for its administration and reports to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, who is responsible for the Scottish Prison Service within the Scottish Government.

There are fifteen prison establishments in the country, two of which are privately managed.[2] The SPS employs over 4,000 staff, with its headquarters in Calton House, located in South Gyle, Edinburgh.[3]