2019 – 66 – transfer

Transfer (‘not anytime soon’)

Hello friend,

The latest news from the Scottish Prison Service is that my transfer won’t be anytime soon. Why? Overcrowding – the result of an ill-conceived sentencing policy. They are currently 700 prisoners over capacity.

The Scottish Prison Officers’ Association are so concerned that they are investigating how many prisoners are having to ‘double up’ in cells meant for one in a situation that could result in legal action. This has curtailed access to basic rights such as exercise, education and recreation (source: Inside Time).

This fills me with a large amount of anxiety.

Be happy , be safe and be kind.
Graham Coutts, 27th October 2019

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