In the Media

Savings 'making prisons unsafe'

PUBLISHED October 7, 2004

The need for individual jails to cut costs is putting safety at risk, the chief inspector of prisons has warned.

Dr Andrew McLellan also said continued overcrowding was the single biggest threat to cutting reoffending.
The HM Prisons Inspectorate for Scotland report calls for the issue to be "defeated" as a matter of urgency.