New SPS Home Detention Curfew Guidance

At the end of October 2018, the Scottish Prison Service changed the way they assess prisoners for release on a  Home Detention Curfew (HDC).  As a result of this change, there has been an almost 75%  reduction in the number of prisoners granted an HDC. The reasons for the policy change are explained in  Governors and Managers:  Action… Read More

JUDICIAL REVIEW OF THE PAROLE BOARD FOR SCOTLAND

Applying for parole is an extremely important part of the sentencing process.  We believe that the parole process starts the day a person is sentenced to a long term or indeterminate sentence.  We have previously written a post, which can be found here,  about the process and the importance of legal representation in the application process,… Read More