The funding of mental health care for Scotland’s prisoners must be increased after the number of self-harm incidents “skyrocketed”, an MSP has said.
Serial killer and rapist Angus Sinclair, who was convicted of the notorious World’s End murders in Scotland, has died in prison aged 73.
Concerned residents have gathered to protest against plans to build a 1,400-capacity jail near their homes, amid concerns the facility would turn their community into a “mega prison village”.
A crisis-hit prison has been locked down for a “pre-planned intelligence-led search”, authorities said.
More than 1,400 prisoners in Scotland have had to share a single cell with another inmate, according to the Justice Secretary.
The prisons minister has declared he is “pretty confident” he will keep his job after pledging to resign if a safety drive fails.
Violence and self-harm in prisons are “unacceptably high”, the Justice Secretary has admitted, after official figures revealed both have surged again to reach new record levels.
Prison officers in Scotland are exposed to “unnecessary risk” because the Scottish Government does not routinely provide body-worn cameras, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
A leading psychiatrist has been appointed to oversee an independent review of the mental health support services available to young people behind bars.
A quarter of Scottish prisoners have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives, new research has indicated.
The majority of Scotland’s prisons were at or beyond their maximum capacity last month, figures show.
Ambulances responded to 999 calls at Scotland’s jails more than 500 times last year.
Tayside’s Prison Healthcare Service hosted a learning event to share ideas on how the healthcare experience can be improved for the patient population at Perth Prison and Castle Huntly.
Health bosses in Tayside have revealed how the public think they are performing.
Smoking will be prohibited in Scotland's jails by the end of next year under plans announced by prison chiefs.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with using drones to smuggle cannabis, steroids and mobile phones into Birmingham’s Winson Green jail.