Promoting Just Responses to the Causes and Consequences of Crime

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.


The Scandal of Remand in Scotland: A Report by Howard League Scotland – May 2021 21st May 2021

“Sometimes people are remanded in custody because that is the only safe thing to do, but often remands are the result of lack of...

Consultations & Policies

Scottish Sentencing Council Sentencing of Young People Consultation

As the Scottish Sentencing Council acknowledged in its...

Vision for Scottish Penal Reform 2018

Howard League Scotland: Conviction and Citizenship, Penal Reform for 2018
The centenary of women’s right...