PQ on Inverclyde - different security levels?

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

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