Scottish Prisons Commission

The Scottish Prisons Commission was a commission established by the Scottish Government in 2007 to "analyse the impact for courts, prisons and community justice services of early release provisions contained in the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007".[1]

Terms of referenceEdit

The terms of reference were:[2]

  • Consider how imprisonment is currently used in Scotland and how that use fits with the Government’s wider strategic objectives.
  • Raise the public profile of this issue, providing better information to allow a deeper understanding of the options, outcomes and costs.
  • Assess the impact for courts, prisons and community justice services of early release provisions of the Custodial Sentences and Weapons (Scotland) Act 2007.

MembersEdit

The members were:[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Scottish Prisons Commission - About
  2. ^ a b Scotland's Choice: Report of the Scottish Prisons Commission. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 1 July 2008. ISBN 978-0-7559-5772-9. Retrieved 5 January 2011.

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