• Case ref:
  • Date:
    January 2014
  • Body:
    Scottish Prison Service
  • Sector(s):
  • Subject:
    behaviour related programmes (including access to)
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations


Mr C, who is a prisoner, complained that he was deselected from the violence prevention programme at his prison following a dispute with the programme's facilitators at one specific session. Mr C also complained that prison staff failed to investigate his complaint adequately.

Our investigation found that Mr C was not deselected solely because of an incident at one specific session, but due to his failure to participate meaningfully in the programme over a period of time. We also found that prison staff looked at relevant evidence during the investigation of Mr C's complaint.