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.


Suspension of SPS Throughcare Support Service 25th July 2019

The news that the SPS is to suspend its Throughcare Support Service (TSS) and reassign all Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) to Prison...

Consultations & Policies

Scottish Sentencing Council - Draft Sentencing Process Guideline Consultation

Consultation launched - 12 June 2019

Consultation closes - 6 September 2019


Community Payback

HLS welcomed the introduction of the Community Payback Order (CPO) in February 2011. We believe the CPO must be structured and resourced...

Events & Lectures

We are currently working on our programme of events for 2019.