Date lodged: 10 February 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to transfer control of community custodial units from the Scottish Prison Service to community-based organisations.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 8 March 2017
In line with current Scottish Government policy, the new female custodial estate including the community custodial units will be operated by Scottish Prison Service. The community custodial units will work with a range of multi-agency community partners and externally contracted services may be procured as required.