Employment Hotline Opens for Offenders in Scotland’s Largest Prison

Prisoners in Scotland’s largest prison are to receive enhanced employment support in a bid to reduce re-offending rates in Scotland. Minister for Welfare Delivery Will Quince announced recently, during a visit to HM Prison Barlinnie, that it is the latest prison to take part in a scheme where those close to release are to be … More Employment Hotline Opens for Offenders in Scotland’s Largest Prison

Drugs Being Smuggled Into Prisons Using Mail

Synthetic Narcotics are being smuggled into prisons through the postal system. Criminals are now able to synthesise drugs using chemical processes which then can be soaked into everyday writing paper which is then mailed to prisoners.   It was recently reported in the Press & Journal that a single page of A4 paper is worth more than … More Drugs Being Smuggled Into Prisons Using Mail

New Figures Show The Harsh Reality of Illegal Drugs in Prison

New figures have laid bare the “harsh reality” of the number of inmates going into a north-east prison on illegal drugs. Data released by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) shows 63% of criminals admitted to HMP Grampian over the month of November last year tested positive. And despite security measures aimed at minimising access to … More New Figures Show The Harsh Reality of Illegal Drugs in Prison