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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21539: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 7 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a demographic breakdown of the current prison population, disaggregated by ethnicity.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 1 March 2019

The following table shows the prison population on 18 th February 2019, disaggregated by ethnicity:

Ethnicity

Number of prisoners

% of total prison population

African

53

1%

Asian, Asian Scottish
Or Asian British

130

2%

Caribbean Or Black

45

1%

Mixed Or Multiple

27

0%

Other Ethnic Group

54

1%

White

7,653

96%

Total

7,962

100%