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Prisoners Week Question Time

Prisoners Week Question Time

You are invited to Prisoners Week Question Time “Welcome Home? Starting Over After Prison” is this year’s theme for Prisoners Week, 20-27 November, offering a focus on community re-integration and presenting questions like: ‘What’s it like for a prisoner preparing to return to a community left possibly some considerable time ago?’ and ‘How can a […]

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Special Charity Screening of “Winter's Bone”

Special Charity Screening of “Winter’s Bone”

Tuesday 8 November at 6pmEdinburgh Filmhouse Families Outside invites you to join them at the Edinburgh Filmhouse for a special one-off screening of multi- award nominated film, Winter’s Bone, on Tuesday 8 November at 6pm. “Winter’s Bone” tells the story of 17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence), who sets out to track down her father after […]

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Child Rights Discussion Day

Child Rights Discussion Day

Biggest-ever child rights discussion day to look at prisoners’ children Children whose parents are in prison will come under the UN spotlight for the first time ever on Friday 29 September 2011.  Families Outside, a Scottish charity that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment will be one of four Scottish delegates attending. […]

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Cross Party Group on Families Affected by Imprisonment

Cross Party Group on Families Affected by Imprisonment

Mary Fee MSP and Dr Nancy Loucks from Families Outside would like to invite you to join a Cross Party Group on Families Affected by Imprisonment. Figures show that more children in Scotland face a parent’s imprisonment than divorce. The detrimental effects on children and families facing a relative’s imprisonment are there to be seen […]

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SPS Confirms Closure of Noranside

SPS Confirms Closure of Noranside

John Ewing, the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) confirmed on Tuesday 2 August that the operational decision to close the part of HMP Open Estate located at Noranside.  All prisoners at Noranside will be transferred to the remaining Open Estate facility at Castle Huntly by 31 October 2011.  Staff at Noranside will […]

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