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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-08314
Asked by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 22 March 2017


To ask the Scottish Government what the average frequency of monitoring visits per prison is by (a) independent prison monitors and (b) prison monitoring coordinators.

Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017


HMP Open Estate – 1.09 per week

HMP Glenochil – 1.3 per week

HMP and YOI Grampian – 1 per week

HMP Inverness – 1.07 per week

HMP Perth – 1.14 per week

HMP Addiewell – 1.17 per week

HMP and YOI Cornton Vale – 1.14 per week

HMP Edinburgh – 1.20 per week

HMP and YOI Polmont – 1.09 per week

HMP Shotts – 1.20 per week

HMP Barlinnie – 1.37 per week

HMP Low Moss – 1.17 per week

HMP Kilmarnock – 1.20 per week

HMP Greenock – 1.29 per week

HMP Dumfries – 1.04 per week

Rota visits were carried out by Prison Monitoring Co-ordinators at a frequency of one a month or less up to 30 December 2016: