In the Media

Row over jail compensation funds

PUBLISHED October 22, 2004

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) has denied it has set aside funds to cover claims arising out of alleged breaches of prisoners' human rights.

But the annual accounts of the SPS revealed that it did have a contingency liability fund of £26m.
The denial on Thursday follows a case in which an inmate was given compensation because he was forced to slop out.