HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland: Annual Report 2017-2018

HM Chief Inspector’s Annual Report 2017-18

HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland

Laid before the Scottish Parliament by the Scottish Ministers
19th September 2018

ISBN 978 1 78781 124 9
PPDAS 447446

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Foreword by David Strang HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland

Foreword by Wendy Sinclair-Gieben HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland 

Our Purpose

Overview of 2017-18

Prison Inspections

Independent Prison Monitoring

IPM Advisory Group

Thematic Inspections

National Preventative Mechanism

Calls for Evidence

What We Found

Encouraging Observations


Strategic Challenges for the Criminal Justice System

Priorities for 2018/19

Corporate Information



Freedom of Information

Submissions to the Scottish Parliament

Annex A: Annual Independent Prison Monitoring Summary Reports