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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18142: Margaret Mitchell (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many female prisoners there are in each prison, broken down by how many are (a) on remand and (b) carrying out a custodial sentence.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 29 August 2018

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, to respond. His response is as follows:

As at 17 August 2018 there were 360 women in SPS care, 85 were on remand and 275 were serving a custodial sentence.

The following table provides a breakdown of their distribution by prison:

Prison

Convicted

Untried

Total

HMP Cornton Vale

66

13

79

HMP Edinburgh

67

22

89

HMP&YOI Grampian

37

11

48

HMP Greenock

37

14

51

HMP&YOI Polmont

68

25

93

  

Overall Total

360