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June 2009 Archives (International News)

9th June 2009

News from Scotland: 'Overcrowded jails threat to public'

Locking up prisoners for short periods of six months or less could endanger public safety, prison chiefs [in Scotland] have said. There are limits to the rehabilitation work that can be done, with inmates also exposed to a "university of crime", according to an article in today's Carrick Gazette Read more

11th June 2009

Scotland: Prisons Inspector's annual report

Much progress has been made in Scottish prisons over the past seven years, but many frustrations remain, Dr Andrew McLellan, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, says in his final report published today. Read more

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