Prison Population

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

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Photo of Rona Mackay Rona Mackay Scottish National Party

Does the cabinet secretary agree that, in light of the fact that the Ministry of Justice is considering banning prison sentences of less than six months in England and Wales, the whole chamber should get behind the presumption against short sentences, as he outlined in his answer to Liam McArthur?