Prison Service

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 16th September 2010.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Labour

Question S3W-36143

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-35567 by Kenny MacAskill on 26 August 2010, how long prior to the release of a prisoner on temporary licence a local police force will be informed.

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:

There is no prescribed timescale for the passing of this information. On average local police are notified 24 to 48 hours in advance of temporary release.

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