New Cabinet Secretary for Justice

New Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Howard League Scotland welcomes the appointment of Michael Matheson MSP as Cabinet Secretary for Justice. We hope this heralds a renewed energy and commitment to achieving penal reform in Scotland. Scotland imprisons 147 people per 100,000 of the general population, one of the highest uses of imprisonment in Western Europe. Howard League Scotland looks forward to working with the new Cabinet Secretary to realise the Scottish Government’s welcome aspiration to reducing the size of the Scottish prison population and to develop just responses to the causes and consequences of crime more generally.

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