Plans to build a replacement for Barlinnie Prison on derelict land at Provanmill have taken a step forward with the submission of an application to Glasgow City Council.
Published 9 January 2020
Work as part of the redevelopment of Cornton Vale women's prison could begin next month.
Published 8 January 2020
The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee has concluded that real-terms increases in the revenue and capital budgets for the Scottish Prison Service are needed for 2020/21.
Published 2 December 2019
The number of offenders passing through the criminal justice system has fallen to its lowest level in 50 years, according to official figures.
Published 15 November 2019
An independent review of the handling of deaths in prisons is being established by the Scottish government.
Published 8 November 2019
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has welcomed news that two third sector partnerships will extend the range of support they deliver for people leaving prison.
Published 25 September 2019
The Scottish Prison Service faces profound challenges in continuing to run Scotland's overcrowded prisons safely and effectively.
Published 13 September 2019
A prison has installed a stairlift for elderly inmates amid an increase in requests for walking frames, thermal underwear and wedge pillows, The Times reports.
Published 21 August 2019
The number of self-harm incidents and attempted suicides recorded in prisons during the first seven months of 2019 has already far exceeded the figures for the whole of 2018.
Published 9 August 2019
The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is seeking information on the Scottish government’s spending in relation to prisons and alternatives to custody, as part of its wider review of budgets in the justice portfolio.
Published 30 July 2019
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have warned that Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf “cannot just throw up his hands and pass the buck” after the Scottish Prison Service announced that all of its throughcare support officers (TSOs) were being reassigned into general prison officer roles to deal with overcrowding in Scotland’s prisons.
Published 26 July 2019
As many as three quarters of detainees in Scottish prisons went without attending a single a single education or skills class in the past month, the Scottish Liberal Democrats have said.
Published 5 July 2019
Scotland has the highest prison population rate per head in Western Europe, with 150 people held in prison for every 100,000 of the population, according to a new report.
Published 25 June 2019
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have today called for recognition of the "emergency" in Scotland’s prisons as new figures revealed the total number of assaults in prisons increased by 41 per cent last year.
Published 7 June 2019
More prisoners in England and Wales will have the opportunity to access employment and training following an expansion of the release on temporary license (ROTL) scheme.
Published 28 May 2019