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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-08321
Asked by: Douglas Ross, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 22 March 2017


To ask the Scottish Government how visits by independent prison monitors are publicised to prisoners.

Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 18 April 2017


Neither prisons nor prisoners are routinely made aware of the times and dates that Independent Prison Monitors will be attending prisons. Prisoners are informed of the following through information about monitoring at Induction, in leaflets and in posters:

IPMs attend prisons every week.

Prisoners can ask to see an Independent Prison Monitor by:

Calling the Freephone number

Putting a request form in the request box

Direct approach