Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland
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.
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.
Every prisoner in Scotland should be given the right to vote in elections, according to an independent penal reform organisation.
Cases in which people try to hurt or kill themselves in prison have risen by over a third in the last four years.