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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-35942
Asked by: Mary Fee, West Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 10 March 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many compassionate visits to prisons have taken place since 26 December 2020, broken down by prison.

Current status: Answered by Humza Yousaf on 24 March 2021


Answer

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

The following table details the number of compassionate visits that have taken place in each SPS establishment since 26 December 2020 until 12 March 2021.

SPS Establishment

No. of compassionate visits undertaken between 26.12.20 to 12.03.21

Addiewell

2

Barlinnie

12

Castle Huntly

5

Cornton Vale

9

Dumfries

0

Edinburgh

0 *

Glenochil

9

Grampian

1

Greenock

3

Inverness

0

Kilmarnock

3 **

Low Moss

1

Perth

8

Polmont

3

Shotts

0

TOTAL

56

* One visit was granted, however the individual in our care refused to attend.

** Five visits were granted, however two individuals in our care refused to attend.