Women

PQ on healthcare services for HMP Inverclyde

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

WRITTEN ANSWER

10 April 2014

Index Heading: Learning and Justice

 Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (Scottish Liberal Democrats): To ask the Scottish Government  what discussions have taken place regarding healthcare services at HMP Inverclyde.

 

(S4W-20344)

Mr Kenny MacAskill MSP:

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond.  His response is as follows:

Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board are closely involved in the Design Phase of HMP & YOI Inverclyde development project. This partnership working will continue throughout the development lifecycle.

Primary care services will be provided at the new establishment to a standard equivalent to that available within the community.

 

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

PQ on transport links to Inverclyde

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

WRITTEN ANSWER

10 April 2014           

Index Heading: Learning and Justice

 Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (Scottish Liberal Democrats): To ask the Scottish Government  what discussions have taken place regarding public transport links to HMP Inverclyde.

 

(S4W-20343)

Mr Kenny MacAskill MSP:

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

Ove Arup and Partners Scotland Ltd were commissioned by the HMP & YOI Inverclyde Project Design Team to produce a Travel Plan which details sustainable travel options for visitors and staff to the new prison and YOI. The Travel Plan includes for the provision of a Travel Plan Co-ordinator who will be appointed in 2015.

 

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

PQ on Inverclyde - which experts consulted in design phase?

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

WRITTEN ANSWER

10 April 2014           

Index Heading: Learning and Justice

 Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (Scottish Liberal Democrats): To ask the Scottish Government  which (a) international experts and (b) children and family groups the Scottish Prison Service has consulted regarding the design of HMP Inverclyde.

 

(S4W-20342)

Mr Kenny MacAskill MSP:

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

The HMP & YOI Inverclyde Project Design Team have carried out extensive literature reviews and benchmarking exercises to ensure the facility is robustly designed to meet the needs of women. This included attendance at international events as well as a range of institutions both at home and abroad meeting with a range of experts.

SACRO, Families Outside, Turning Point, Willow Project are an example of some of the children and family groups who have been involved during the development’s design phase.

 

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

PQ on Inverclyde - different security levels?

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

WRITTEN ANSWER

10 April 2014

Index Heading: Learning and Justice

 Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (Scottish Liberal Democrats): To ask the Scottish Government  (a) how many and (b) what proportion of female prisoners are classified as high security.

(S4W-20339)

Mr Kenny MacAskill MSP:

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

The Scottish Prison Service does not use the security classification system. Prisons are classified as requiring high, medium or low levels of supervision.

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

WRITTEN ANSWER

10 April 2014                                               

Index Heading: Learning and Justice

 Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (Scottish Liberal Democrats): To ask the Scottish Government  what the highest security category of prisoners at HMP Inverclyde will be and what proportion are expected to be classified as high security.

(S4W-20340)

Mr Kenny MacAskill MSP:

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

The Scottish Prison Service operates a High, Medium and Low supervision system which governs the level of supervision and monitoring prisoners require. HMP & YOI Inverclyde will hold women prisoners of all supervision levels. There are currently around 18% of women prisoners classified as High Supervision.

 

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

PQ on Inverclyde Family Visiting Facilities

SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

WRITTEN ANSWER

28 April 2014           

Index Heading: Learning and Justice

 Alison McInnes (North East Scotland) (Scottish Liberal Democrats): To ask the Scottish Government  what provision HMP Inverclyde will make for prisoners to receive private family visits from (a) children and (b) young relatives.

(S4W-20651)

Mr Kenny MacAskill MSP:

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

“As you will be aware, HMP &YOI Inverclyde is currently in Design Phase. The Design Team’s brief is to focus on activities and play facilities that are suitable for mother and child to enjoy together. The Design Team are working towards providing a comfortable, relaxed and family/child friendly environment, designed to enhance the overall visit experience and encourage the maintenance of links with family and friends.

It is our intention that both indoor and outdoor play areas will be provided for visits with small children. The outdoor visits garden will be accessible by all visitors and additional arrangements will also be made to provide suitable activity for older children, such as access to age appropriate reading material and other suitable activities.

Once operational, it is our intention that the visit room will be used outside normal visiting times for bonding and other child visits. These arrangements will reflect the good practices already in place at HMP & YOI Cornton Vale.”

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

Pages

Archive

2018

2015

2014

2006

Subscribe to Women