Women Offenders

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 3:16 pm on 13th April 2005.

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Photo of Carolyn Leckie Carolyn Leckie SSP 3:16 pm, 13th April 2005

Jeremy Purvis seems to acknowledge that things have improved in Cornton Vale, but we should put that in context. Unfortunately, it is still the case that during the night women often have to urinate in the sink. Will he comment on that? Will he also address the fact that women in Cornton Vale are twice as likely to be disciplined as men in male prisons?