Ferret Fact service looks at the controversy around a trans woman convicted of rape being held in a women's prison.
January 27, 2023
Phone calls made by prisoners to the Samaritans more than doubled in just six months,
April 22, 2022
Youth justice needs a radical overhaul to stop the system from failing Scottish children by sending them to prison, it has been claimed.
January 27, 2022
Scottish politicians and academics at Glasgow University have called on authorities to release a former Glasgow University student arrested in Kurdish Iraq and charged with high treason.
September 23, 2021
Concerns about prison overcrowding and mentally ill women prisoners, previously raised by an international human rights organisation, have not been fully resolved, new research claims.
August 24, 2021
A “small but sharp” rise in deaths in prisons should prompt serious questions about the impact of pandemic restrictions of those in jail, according to campaigners.
June 24, 2021
Criminal justice experts are raising serious concerns about the “de facto solitary confinement” of Scottish prisoners over the last year, with many facing intense levels of isolation.
March 19, 2021
A European anti-torture committee has raised ongoing concerns about the use of segregation and “excessive force” used to control Scottish prisoners in “damning” new report.
October 8, 2020
More than one in four prisoners in Scottish jails are now on remand, due to the impact of covid-19 restrictions on the courts.
September 11, 2020