Women Offenders

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:02 pm on 13th April 2005.

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Photo of Michael Matheson Michael Matheson Scottish National Party 4:02 pm, 13th April 2005

Sadly, that simplistic and naive approach continually undermines the debate. Too often, the Conservatives seek to run with the public trend of condemning people rather than to show political leadership to tackle the problem. The issue is not about letting off people who have committed serious crimes, but about recognising that we are locking up people for committing crimes for which they simply should not be in prison.