Prison officers in Scotland are exposed to “unnecessary risk” because the Scottish Government does not routinely provide body-worn cameras, the Scottish Conservatives have said.
A leading psychiatrist has been appointed to oversee an independent review of the mental health support services available to young people behind bars.
A quarter of Scottish prisoners have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives, new research has indicated.
The majority of Scotland’s prisons were at or beyond their maximum capacity last month, figures show.
Ambulances responded to 999 calls at Scotland’s jails more than 500 times last year.
The Liberal Democrats have demanded action after more than 1,000 prisoners on short sentences spent Christmas behind bars last year.
Almost 70 prisoners from across Northern Ireland’s three jails will be enjoying Christmas at home.
A man who was suspected of the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has been attacked by a fellow inmate just days into his sentence for running a £3 million drugs plot, it has been reported.
Mental health provision for young people entering Polmont Young Offenders Institution will be reviewed after two suicides in four months.
Specialist search teams will spearhead a new crackdown on drugs, mobile phones and weapons in prisons.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has been urged to take action to halt the “spiralling epidemic” of suicides in Scotland’s prisons.
The Justice Secretary has said “there are rightly questions being asked” following the death of a teenager at a young offenders’ institution.
Seven members of a gang which used drones to airlift £500,000 worth of drugs into prisons have been given jail terms ranging from three to 10 years.
Around 25 attacks on prison staff are recorded every day as record levels of violence sweep through jails in England and Wales.
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ABERDEENSHIRE has the lowest rate of people being sent to prison in Scotland, new figures show.