Prisoners released early from Scotland’s jails to stem the spread of coronavirus have not been screened for the illness first, a Scottish Government minister has said.
More than 150 inmates have been given early releases from Scottish prisons as part of efforts to help contain the spread of coronavirus, according to new figures.
Figures from the Scottish Prison Service show 86 inmates of HMP Grampian in Peterhead were caught consuming illegal substances in 2019.
The tale of a Mexican drug lord who escaped jail twice is a popular page-turner at a north-east super prison.
Inmates at a north-east prison will be tucking into an array of festive meals in the next few days.
A quarter of Scottish prisoners have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives, new research has indicated.
Inmates at a north-east superprison are big fans of a hit TV show – about life in prison.
More than 70 inmates of a North-east jail are being paid to sit in their cells – at a cost of about £20,000 a year.
A QUARRY in which convicts once hammered red granite could be set for a major expansion.
AN APPEAL by a North-east MSP for young offenders to be given the right to vote in next year's Holyrood election has been turned down by MSPs.