We are delighted to share our 30th anniversary video with you. This short film was created to give an insight into the challenges and issues faced by families affected by imprisonment, and the work we do to support them.
This video focuses on what we have achieved as an organisation over the past 30 years, where we are now in 2022, and our vision for the future.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this film, not least the families themselves who represent so many more across Scotland.
Research on the financial cost of imprisonment abrdn Financial Fairness Trust has funded Families Outside to explore and address the financial cost of prison. This research can involve anyone supporting someone in prison and applies to all ages that can articulate the costs and losses they have experienced as a result of having a loved […]
Families Outside have recently been contacted by Figure 8 Consultancy Services Ltd, regarding research they are undertaking, which looks at the health and social care needs of people who live in Scottish Prisons who use substances (alcohol, drugs and/or tobacco). As a family member or significant other of a person who uses substances and who […]
In November 2019, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousef announced that he had asked HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland (HMCIPS), Wendy Sinclair-Gieben, in accordance with section 7(2)(d) of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989, to undertake an independent review into the responses to deaths in prison custody. The Review was instructed to enable […]