Who Cares ? The Lived Experience Of Older Prisoners In Scotland's Prisons


This report has only been possible with the assistance of a number of individuals throughout the key stages of the process.

In particular I would like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Malcolm Smith, Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, who was the lead researcher for this study.

Jim Farish, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland

Professor Richard Sparks, Professor of Criminology, Edinburgh University Law School

Nigel Ironside, Governor HMP Glenochil

Gabrielle Watson, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford

Beth Macmaster, Independent Prison Monitoring Co-ordinator

I would also like to express my gratitude to all the prisoners who contributed to this study and to the Governors and staff in Scotland's prisons for their assistance and support in making this study possible.