I have asked John Ewing, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:
Approximately, 2,036 prisoners have raised proceedings against the SPS in the sheriff courts or Court of Session since May 2007. A prisoner may raise actions in respect of more than one matter, and the total number of actions raised is 2,080. The outcome of those actions can be found in the following table:
|Number dismissed following settlement or otherwise||190|
|Number under offer||3|
The majority of these actions relate to detention in slopping out conditions.