Prison Service

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 26th August 2010.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour

Question S3W-35571

To ask the Scottish Executive how many prisoners on temporary release (a) failed or have failed to return to prison or (b) committed or have committed an offence while on release in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and (iv) 2010.

Photo of Kenny MacAskill Kenny MacAskill Scottish National Party

I have asked John Ewing, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

(a) The table below gives the number of prisoners who have failed to return to prison following temporary release:

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YearNumber of Prisoners
200735
200819
200910
2010The information requested is not yet available

(b) The information requested is not available.

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