Jamie Begbie

Written 3 posts

Supporting Prisoners’ Families, Raising the Standard

20th June 2017

Andrew McLellan, Chair of the National Prison Visitor Centre Steering Group introduces the new National Standards Framework for Prison Visitor Centres. Prisoners’ families and prisoner’s children in particular often pay a very high price for their family member’s imprisonment. Children with a parent in prison are at a higher risk of experiencing poverty, health and mental…

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Electronic Monitoring in Scotland Consultation

5th May 2017

On 2 March this year we launched our consultation on proposals for legislation to expand the use of electronic monitoring. The consultation follows recommendations from the Electronic Monitoring Working Group which published its report in October 2016. The consultation paper describes what legislative changes might be required to take forward some proposals of the Working…

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Help improve the system for disclosing previous offending behaviour

27th July 2015

The Scottish Government recognises that having to disclose previous criminal activity, such as a previous criminal conviction, affects many people in our society.

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