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
To reduce the risks of Covid-19 in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, the government signed an amnesty law. But many political prisoners have not been released.
July 2, 2020
Every prisoner in Scotland should be given the right to vote in elections, according to an independent penal reform organisation.
June 10, 2019
Campaigners call for immediate changes to put in place better out-of-hours mental health provision in prisons.
January 22, 2019