In the Media

Review demanded over prison error

PUBLISHED June 14, 2004

Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has told the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) to review its procedures after a woman mistakenly spent a week in jail.

The 39-year-old, who has a rare blood disorder, was returned to Cornton Vale in error after appearing at Glasgow District Court on shoplifting charges.
The SPS accepted responsibility for the mistake and launched an inquiry.