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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-05769: Douglas Ross (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the reconviction rate is among prisoners diagnosed with mental health conditions.

Answered by: Michael Matheson 18 January 2017

This information is not held centrally. The reconviction rate for people getting custodial sentences is routinely available from administrative data sources. Information on the mental health status of people in prison is held separately by health boards in a way which does not allow routine linkage to the reconviction data.