A paedophile who raped a young girl and sexually abused another child has died in jail.
Scottish Prison Service
Sick days taken by prison workers have increased by almost 50,000 in the last four years, sparking accusations that the Scottish Government is failing staff who are “struggling almost to breaking point”.
Legal reforms will see judges urged to consider community sentences over prison sentences of 12 months or less for vulnerable women.
A review of mental health provision at a young offenders institution where two people took their own lives has found the “risks and vulnerabilities” of some inmates are not given enough attention.
Smoke levels in Scottish prisons fell by more than 80% in the week after smoking was banned, research has found.
Progress has been made at Perth Prison after serious concerns were raised over its provision of healthcare, according to inspectors.
A Dundee woman assaulted and stalked by her ex-partner has hit out after he was released from prison without her knowing, despite justice chiefs promising she would be told.
A quarter of Scottish prisoners have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives, new research has indicated.
Chocolate and orange gateau and vegetable kiev are among the food options for Tayside prisoners this Christmas.
Tayside prisoners have been tormented by rats, wasps and ants in the last two years.
Campaigners have conceded defeat in the battle against the controversial women’s custody unit being built at a disused city school.
A Dundee man who raped three teenage girls has died while in custody.
Campaigner say they won’t give up the fight against a controversial woman’s custody unit and plan to appeal the council’s decision to approve the scheme.
More than 1,300 people have signed a petition objecting to a proposed women’s custody unit in Dundee.
Jail bosses are poised to start their search for a contractor to build a controversial new custody unit in Dundee – but campaigners have vowed to continue their fight to block the scheme.
Plans for a new community custody unit in Dundee will be available for public scrutiny at a “drop-in” information event today.
Local police and prison staff have worked together in a bid to stop contraband into jail.
An investigation has been launched after a Dundee man was found dead in Perth Prison.
People in the Hilltown have vowed to keep fighting controversial plans for a women’s custody unit in their neighbourhood.
An investigation has been launched after a Dundee man was found dead in custody.