Question ref. S5W-08317
Asked by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 22 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of prison monitoring visits have been carried out on an unannounced basis.
Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017
The precise number is not available. However, prisons are not informed in advance of the date or time of rota visits, only which IPM(s) will attend during any given week so the significant majority of monitoring visits conducted are unannounced.