Smoke levels in Scottish prisons fell by more than 80% in the week after smoking was banned, research has found.
Scottish Prison Service
Members of the public have been warned not to approach a prisoner who has absconded from an open jail.
The number of deaths at Scottish jails are “nothing short of a massacre”, according to the parents of a student who took her own life while behind bars.
Serial killer and rapist Angus Sinclair, who was convicted of the notorious World’s End murders in Scotland, has died in prison aged 73.
Mark Stephen, from Fraserburgh, died at HMP Perth on Friday.
A quarter of Scottish prisoners have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives, new research has indicated.
The number of mental health staff at a north-east superprison is at its lowest level since the facility opened.
A project has been launched to support families with relatives in prison.
A probe has been launched after inmates at a north-east superjail were caught posting on social media – just months after a similar incident at the prison.
A senior politician has called on the prison authority to reopen a young offenders’ facility in the north-east.
An award-winning north-east prison museum unveiled its latest attraction after a piece of history was finally returned.
A woman has appeared in court accused of dealing drugs and trying to sneak them and a mobile phone into a North-east prison.
A prisoner at HMP Grampian has died.
A report has revealed concerns among prison staff about the North-east’s superjail operating “on a knife-edge”.
New figures have revealed staff at a North-east super jail have been assaulted by inmates more than 60 times in the last three years.
Prisoners have made more than 900 complaints about HMP Grampian in the last two years.
PROPOSALS to build more than 120 affordable homes on the footprint of a historic prison will be lodged next month.