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September 2005 Archives (International News)

1st September 2005

"Prisoners to have choice of smoking in their cells" by Hamish MacDonnell, The Scotsman

Prison cells will soon be designated as "smoking" or "non-smoking" and criminals will be given a choice of rooms when they are convicted. Read more

21st September 2005

"SNP set to back call for cut in Scotland's jail population" by Ian Swanson, The Scotsman

Scottish Nationalists were today expected to back a call for prison to be used only for serious offenders while petty criminals are given sentences in the community. Read more