Health and Social Care in Prisons

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 13th March 2019.

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Photo of Mary Fee Mary Fee Labour

Last year, it was revealed that more than 3,800 people who left prison between 2016 and 2018 identified as homeless to local authorities. Without a home, people with convictions struggle to register with general practitioners and to continue with the vital health and social care progress that was started while they were in prison.

What measures will the Scottish Government take to ensure that people with convictions have a house to return to and can access vital GP services after their release?