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‘Limbs in the loch’ killer fails in legal bid to purchase personal prison laptop

A prisoner who challenged a decision to refuse his request for permission to purchase a personal lap ...

Published 11 July 2018

England: Prisoners to be offered in-cell phones in crackdown on violence

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced a series of measures to crack down on crime an ...

Published 10 July 2018

Blog: The legislative supremacy of government

Professor Stephen Tierney At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control&r ...

Published 4 July 2018

England: Detained persons 'unfairly imprisoned' because of poor healthcare

The lack of a coherent approach to exercising duty of care to detained persons in England and Wales ...

Published 4 July 2018

Extradition to Bulgaria would not breach requested person’s human rights, appeal judges rule

A man who challenged a sheriff’s decision to order his extradition to Bulgaria over prison con ...

Published 28 June 2018

Lack of data to explain judiciary's high use of remand criticised

Holyrood’s Justice Committee has found that the proportion of remand prisoners in Scotland is ...

Published 25 June 2018

Self-harming in prisons doubles in five years to 10 cases per week

Liam McArthur Ten people per week are self-harming in prison, according to figures obtaine ...

Published 4 June 2018

Reprieve calls for judge-led inquiry into Libya rendition case following ECtHR anti-torture ruling

Maya Foa Human rights organisation Reprieve has called for a judge-led public inquiry to establ ...

Published 1 June 2018

New Chief Inspector of Prisons appointed

Wendy Sinclair-Gieben has been appointed the new HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, the fir ...

Published 25 May 2018

Sacro offers free travel service to prison visitors

Visiting someone in prison? Sacro can help Edinburgh and Lothian residents with travel to man ...

Published 17 April 2018

‘Fugitive from justice’ who regretted sacking lawyer loses appeal against extradition

A man who was seeking to challenge a sheriff’s decision to order his extradition to Poland on the ...

Published 19 March 2018

‘Limbs in the Loch’ murderer’s legal action over ‘unlawful’ opening of mail dismissed

A prisoner who claimed that Scottish prison authorities “unlawfully” opened mail addressed to hi ...

Published 31 January 2018

Blog: Criminal justice in need of radical reform

Professor Ross Deuchar Professor Ross Deuchar looks at some of the key problems with Scotland's c ...

Published 22 January 2018

Iran: At least 1,000 detained protesters at risk of torture

The Iranian authorities must ensure the right to peaceful protest, investigate reports that security ...

Published 5 January 2018

Prisoners across Scotland to benefit from science teaching

A programme to deliver science training to prisoners will be rolled out across Scotland after it rec ...

Published 4 January 2018