Prison Population

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 15th January 2019.

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Photo of Daniel Johnson Daniel Johnson Labour

I thank the cabinet secretary for being as candid as he has been, which contradicts the response that I got when I raised these issues in the summer. There are consequences of prisons running at above capacity, particularly in relation to double-bunking in cells. How many prisoners are in cells that are operating beyond their designed capacity in so-called double-bunking conditions?