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.
A transgender prisoner has been jailed for life after admitting sexually assaulting two women inmates while being held on remand and the previous rapes of two other women.
The number of times young offenders have been locked up on their own has increased dramatically over the past four years, despite the overall number of children being detained falling, a report found.
Prison officers are to be given canisters of synthetic pepper spray in a bid to combat violence in jails, Prisons Minister Rory Stewart has said.
The president of the Prison Governors Association is to accuse the Government of failing to respond quickly enough to the jail safety crisis.
Remanding alleged criminals in custody before trial is costing £55 million a year, MSPs have heard.
Concerns over prison violence that sparked a mass walk-out by officers have been recognised by the Government as “justified”, their union said.
Jail staff discovered a mobile phone hidden in a prisoner’s hair, a report has revealed.
A degree from an elite university opens doors – now, hundreds of top graduates are competing to unlock them in jails.
Prison governors will be given greater freedom to reward well-behaved inmates with perks such as access to in-cell televisions and video games, increased gym time or extra visits from family.
The number of prison staff caught smuggling contraband items into jails in England and Wales has increased 58% since 2012, it has been reported.
The prison population is forecast to rise by more than 3,000 over the next five years, despite a recent fall in the number of inmates, according to official projections.
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ABERDEENSHIRE has the lowest rate of people being sent to prison in Scotland, new figures show.