Two years on from the review into deaths in prison custody and little progress has been made

30th November 2023 marked two years since the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Response to Deaths in Prison Custody were published. During these two years, there has been a lack of progress on the recommendations regarding an inquiry into the prevention of deaths, and, at Families Outside, we are extremely concerned about the […]

MORE

Staying Connected: Care-experienced children and young people with a sibling in prison or secure care

Staying Connected: Care-experienced children and young people with a sibling in prison or secure care

Today Families Outside is launching a pioneering report, in collaboration with The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) and funded by The Promise Partnership. The report, titled ‘Staying Connected: Care-experienced children and young people with a sibling in prison or secure care’, explores the topic of care-experienced siblings separated by imprisonment or secure care and the gap […]

MORE

Families are paying the price of imprisonment

Families are paying the price of imprisonment

Scotland has the second highest imprisonment rate in western Europe; approximately 7,400 people are in prison in Scotland on any given day. This means that thousands of families – mothers, fathers, partners, siblings, grandparents, children – are affected by imprisonment each day, and there are significant costs that come with this. Many of the people […]

MORE

Paying the Price: A Project on the Financial Impact on Families of Imprisonment and Release

Paying the Price: A Project on the Financial Impact on Families of Imprisonment and Release

Families Outside, supported by abrdn Financial Fairness Trust, launched new research last week (29th March), highlighting the devastating financial cost to families of supporting someone in prison and after release. The research found that the burden of care and costs associated with supporting someone in prison in Scotland falls disproportionately on women, with many spending […]

MORE

We use cookies. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies.

Accept