HMP Grampian - Incapacitant Spray Used

HMP Grampian - Incapacitant Spray Used

Howard League Scotland are concerned to learn that the disturbance at HMP Grampian in May this year involved the use of incapacitant spray – an indication of the seriousness of the incident. This is not the first incident at the new prison and it remains to be seen whether these recent incidents can be regarded merely as ‘teething problems’. Serious incidents within prisons must be subjected to proper scrutiny to ensure that no human rights standards have been breached and that appropriate guidance has been adhered to.

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Herald Scotland, Powerful spray used in new jail
BBC News, Peterhead prison officers use PAVA spray for first time
Press and Journal, Pepper spray used on rioting prisoners for the first time



Category Prisons