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.