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Promoting Just Responses to the Causes and Consequences of Crime

The Howard League Scotland is the country's leading independent penal reform organisation. We campaign for the Scottish penal system to be just, progressive and humane and that prison becomes a measure of last resort.

Consultations & Policies

Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

1. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child recommends that the age of criminal...

Suicides in prison

Statement given in response to a media enquiry about the number of attempted suicides in Scottish prisons (September 2016):

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Events & Lectures

We are currently working on our programme of events for 2018