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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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Families Outside Parliamentary Event

Families Outside Parliamentary Event

Families Outside will be hosting an event at the Scottish Parliament on 20 September from 6.00pm to 7.00pm to inform our attendance at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Day of Discussion. The UN Discussion will take place in Geneva on 30 September – this year focuses on Children of Prisoners.  […]

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Eurochips Membership

Eurochips Membership

Families Outside has joined Eurochips (European Network for Children of Imprisoned Parents).  This is a very useful link for us, not least because the European framework raises the profile of the issue of families affected by imprisonment, but it also links us into a wide range of materials, models of practice and contacts.  More information […]

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Women's imprisonment - is there a better way?

Women’s imprisonment – is there a better way?

Gill McIvor, Professor of Criminology, SCCJR; Mary Belgan, Service Manager, 218 Centre; Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive, Families Outside; and Margaret Malloch, Research Fellow, SCCJR, discuss whether women’s imprisonment is the best way to deal with female offenders and the possible alternatives. This recording is part of the Crime and Justice Research Collection designed to encourage […]

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Scottish Parliamentary motion - childrens' rights

Scottish Parliamentary motion – childrens’ rights

Alison McInnes MSP, Liberal Democrat for North East Scotland Region lodged the following motion in Parliament at the begining of June 2011.  This was supported by the following MSPs: Patricia Ferguson, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Jim Hume, Mike MacKenzie, David Stewart, Patrick Harvie. S4M-00176 Alison McInnes: European Prisoners’ Children Week That the Parliament notes that European Prisoners’ […]

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