Women Offenders

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:09 pm on 13th April 2005.

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Photo of Carolyn Leckie Carolyn Leckie SSP 4:09 pm, 13th April 2005

Given the obvious vulnerability of the women, which the member has explained, does she think that it is acceptable that they are strip-searched and have their personal items removed; that restriction of their access to personal clothing is used as a punishment; and that restriction of access to the toilet can be used as a punishment? How does that help to improve the women's self-esteem and address all the problems that they exhibit?