In its recent report, Audit Scotland suggested that the presumption against short sentences would reduce the prison population by just 200. Given that we are 5 per cent over capacity, what other measures is the cabinet secretary considering either to reduce the prison population or to increase capacity?
In the interests of clarity, can the minister tell us whether she thinks that it is acceptable to lift an adult and place them in another room and whether she thinks that it is unacceptable to do that to a child? That is the important clarification that Oliver Mundell requested.
Will the member take an intervention?
Labour MSP for Edinburgh Southern
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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