In the Media

Prisoner behaviour plan queried

PUBLISHED January 21, 2005

There is no evidence to suggest that the millions spent on trying to change prisoners' behaviour is working, a public spending watchdog has said.

In its report on Friday, Audit Scotland also said there were long waiting lists for some rehabilitation programmes.
When inmates are released from prison there is a 50% chance they will be back within two years. Last year the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) spent £30m on training aimed at preventing re-offending.