In the Media

Private prison blame over suicide

PUBLISHED March 23, 2005

The suicide of a remand prisoner at Scotland's only private jail might have been avoided if staff had carried out their duties, a sheriff has found.

A fatal accident inquiry (FAI) into the death of James Barclay, 30, also criticised Premier Prisons, the company that runs the Kilmarnock jail.
Nationalist MSP Alex Neil demanded the prison is brought back into the control of the Scottish Prison Service.