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Question reference: S6W-25323

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: 7 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Angela Constance on 26 February 2024


To ask the Scottish Government what the average length of time that prison inmates were confined to their cells per day was for each of the last 12 months, broken down by prison institution.


I have asked Teresa Medhurst, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), to respond. Her response is as follows:

The complex characteristics of our prison population requires SPS to adopt an individualised approach to establishment regimes. Due to these variances, SPS does not record this information.