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Prison visits - the impact of recent Scottish Government announcement

Prison visits – the impact of recent Scottish Government announcement

6 January 2021 This continues to be a challenging time for everyone living and working in prisons with the necessary regime restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection. At this time, the SPS have been advised that court business is continuing as normal, as are Parole Tribunals. They are also […]

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SPS review of family visit arrangements

SPS review of family visit arrangements

17 December 2020 The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) recognises that this is a difficult time for those in their care as well as their families and friends and they are anxious to do all we can to allow family contact.  As such, virtual visits remain available in every establishment. The SPS have reviewed their family […]

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Covid-19 -Families Outside latest

Covid-19 -Families Outside latest

As the restrictions to control the spread of Covid-19 continue, Families Outside would like to reassure partners, funders, volunteers, students, staff, and of course, the families, children, and young people we support, that we are still here and are as active as ever. Delivering a full service while staying in line with Government and NHS Guidance […]

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Feedback on Video Visits

Feedback on Video Visits

Video visits have been in place in all Scottish prisons since June, but we need to know more about your experiences of these. Can you help? Please complete our short survey, and please share! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TX69TNN

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Deaths in Custody Review

Deaths in Custody Review

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 […]

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