I’ve been trying to get an update on where my cross-border transfer application is at; it’s been nearly 8 months since I submitted it. The short answer is: I’ve no idea. My mother contacted the Scottish Prison Service, who had not received any application (in 8 months!). After several more calls she finally got someone on the English side. My application appears to be buried deep in a pile of other applications. It’s become clear that there issues in terms of the efficiency of this process. Eight months and my application appears not to have moved forward in any meaningful way. I think it’s time to take some action.
Be happy, be safe (and don’t accept the status quo if you can do something about it).
Graham Coutts, 1st July 2017