07484 664 950
The Croft has been supporting people visiting HMP Barlinnie since 2012. Staff and volunteers are based in the Waiting Area of the prison before most visits to speak with visitors. You can also book a support chat at the prison or on the phone if you’d rather speak with someone one-to-one or contact us via the website and we can answer your questions via email.
Phone support Monday-Friday 10.30am - 6.30pm Email & online support 24/7 Our staff support family members and friends visiting their loved ones in HMP Barlinnie. They can provide emotional support; any updates on prison visits and other prison procedures; information on accessing support if your loved one is in a different Scottish prison and information and referrals to other support organisations e.g. support for children and young people; finance and debt; housing issues and more.
As of Saturday 21st December there will be no visits at Barlinnie for a period of 3 weeks until the 12th January. We hope to reopen then but this will depend on the Scottish Government’s Tier System restrictions and guidance from SPS.
You can still access virtual visits, register at www.emailaprisoner.com.
A member of staff is available to talk to between the house of 10.30 and 6pm 7 days a week on 07484 664950.
We also operate a text service if you would like to be sent updates on any changes to visits etc please call or text 07484 664950 with your name and permission to contact you.
A member of staff can meet you out in the community (socially distanced and wearing a mask) if you need to talk to someone face to face about anything.
Families of those in prison