• Case ref:
    201508242
  • Date:
    December 2016
  • Body:
    Scottish Prison Service
  • Sector(s):
    Prisons
  • Subject:
    progression
  • Outcome:
    Not upheld, no recommendations

Summary

Mr C complained about the management by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) of his progression to less secure conditions. In particular, he stated that the Parole Board for Scotland had decided a plan for his progression to the less secure conditions but that this had been disregarded by the SPS.

The Parole Board for Scotland make decisions on whether to release a prisoner, not on sentence management, which is reserved for the SPS. In Mr C's case, we found no evidence of fault in the SPS's handling of his progression to less secure conditions.