Prison Service

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 25th March 2009.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour

Question S3W-22014

To ask the Scottish Executive what measures it is taking to reduce the number of people held in prison.

Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government’s new offender management plan Protecting Scotland’s Communities: Fair, Fast and Flexible Justice was published on Wednesday, 17 December 2008. The plan aims to deliver a coherent offender management strategy built on a robust regime of community penalties and strong and proportionate management for offenders sentenced to prison. The plan responds to the recommendations of the independent Scottish Prisons Commission which reported in July 2008.

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