The Government are to be congratulated for the steps taken so far but there is still quite a bit to go…
The Scottish Government recently outlined their plans for the future of the women’s prison estate within Scotland. The press statement from the Government can be found on their website.
A response to this statement from the Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland can be found on their website.
We are in agreement with the Howard League and will be watching developments closely. PP?PF are represented on the Scottish Working Group on Women’s Offending and were also on the National Expert Group on the future of the custodial estate for women.