The Public Services Reform (Inspection and Monitoring of Prisons) (Scotland) Order 2015 came into force on 31 August 2015 and from this date HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland assumed overall responsibility for the monitoring of prisons, which is carried out on a day to day basis by independent prison monitors.

For further information on recruitment of Independent Prison Monitors and Monitoring please see the information under theĀ Monitoring heading at the top of this page.