In the Media

Study reveals postcode prisoners

PUBLISHED January 24, 2005

A significant proportion of prisoners come from some of Scotland's most deprived communities, a study for the prison service has found.

The research revealed that a quarter of all inmates in Scotland's jails come from just 53 council wards, most of which are in poorer areas of Glasgow.
Ministers said it was clear that social deprivation could be a factor in offences but never an excuse.