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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…
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…
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.