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

Scottish Sentencing Council - Draft Sentencing Process Guideline Consultation

Consultation launched - 12 June 2019

Consultation closes - 6 September 2019



Imprisonment is the harshest sanction the state can impose upon one of its citizens. HLS, therefore, concurs with the findings of Henry...

Events & Lectures

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