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Smoke-Free Prison Environment

Smoke-Free Prison Environment

On 30th November 2018, Scottish Prisons are going smoke-free. After this date, tobacco products and smoking paraphernalia will be prohibited items in all Scottish prisons. Currently between 70 and 80 per cent of prisoners smoke, so this will be a significant change. Families Outside is extremely pleased that the SPS will be working with partner […]

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You Made Christmas

You Made Christmas

In the run up to Christmas, Families Outside was delighted to receive a large number of gifts from organisations, community groups, individuals, and churches including Greyfriars Church in Lanark and the Swanshine Project in Edinburgh. We gave these gifts to children of the families we support and to children visiting prisons in Scotland during the Christmas period. One […]

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Stronger Families Inside Out

Stronger Families Inside Out

Stronger Families Inside Out Grampian leads the way in promoting family ties. Families Outside, the only organisation in Scotland to work exclusively on behalf of families affected by imprisonment, has created a new partnership with the Denis Law Legacy Trust to help children build better relationships with their parents in prison. Scottish Government figures estimate […]

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Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment

Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment

Creating A Smoke Free Prison Environment The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has announced its intention for all prisons in Scotland to be smoke free by the end of 2018.  In 2013 the Scottish Government published their tobacco control strategy, ‘Creating a Tobacco-free Generation’, in which it was recognised that creating a smoke-free Prison Service was […]

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Prisoners Week – The Hope Within 2017

Prisoners Week – The Hope Within 2017

Prisoners’ Week is a churches’ initiative that aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the work in Scotland to support prisoners and their families. This year, the theme has been Hope Within and throughout the week the National Prison Visitors Centre Steering Group has encouraged family members and friends who visit people in prison to […]

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