FOI Responses

The following list is information released in response to Freedom of Information (FOI) requests made to the Scottish Prison Service.

Information Disclosed
Books Requested at Castle Huntly
As of the most recent date for Castle Huntly, what are the top ten most requested books in the prison library
Wed, 13 Dec 2017
Details of Home Leave
Provide copies of all documents related to the release/partial release of Robbie McIntosh, who was jailed in April 2002 for killing Anne Nicoll at the Law hill in Dundee
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
IMSI Catchers
How many “IMSI catchers” – or “Stingray” devices – does the SPS own or have access to?
Mon, 11 Dec 2017
Xmas Menus 2017
Menu's for all establishments over the festive period.
Wed, 06 Dec 2017
Social Media
How many social media web pages being operated by prisoners have been closed down by the Scottish Prison Service in: 2014, 2015, 2016 and the year to date of 2017?
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Home Leave
How many days of home leave have been granted to prisoners in Scotland in each of the last three complete years (whether calendar or financial), broken down by year and by prison.
Thu, 30 Nov 2017
Drone Devices - HMP Grampian
The number of drone devices that have been found flying into the new HMP Grampian
Tue, 28 Nov 2017
Home Leave - HMP Castle Huntly
How many prisoners have been granted home leave from castle Huntly open prison in each of the last five years?
Tue, 28 Nov 2017
All Seizures
Can you tell me how many seizures were carried out for each year of your prisons in 2010,2011,2012,2013,2014,2015,2016, and 2017?
Mon, 27 Nov 2017
Vulnerable Prisoners
How many vulnerable people are there in the Scottish prisons?
Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Self Harm & Staff Assaults
The number of incidents of self-harm in each Scottish prison every month for the last five years 2. The number of assaults in each Scottish prison every month for the last five years
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Prisoner Luxuries
I request details of any approved prisoner luxuries across the SPS estate
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Books - HMP Grampian & HMP Inverness
I would like to request a breakdown of the books requested through the prison library service and read by prisoners in HMP Grampian and HMP Inverness since January 2017
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Quality of Prisoners Life Study
Please provide a copy of all the results and reports to date from the Quality of Prisoner Life Study
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
Home Detention Curfew (HDC) 2017
Details of Home Detention Curfew (HDC) imposed each month of 2017?
Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Social Care
I request the total spend on agencies, nurses or carers to provide social care for prisoners in the SPS estate in each of the last five years.
Wed, 22 Nov 2017
Staff Member Assaults by Prisoners at HMP Inverness
How many SPS staff members were assaulted by prisoners in the last five years at HMP Inverness?
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Internal Briefing Prepared for Government Ministers
Any internal briefing prepared for Government ministers before the decision to place two community custodial units in Maryhill and Dundee.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017
Correspondence between SPS and Dundee City Council
Provide all correspondence from the last two years between the Scottish Prison Service and Dundee City Council related to the creation of a community custody unit in Dundee
Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Workers at HMP Porterfield in Each of Last 24 Months
The number of (a) prison guards, (b) offender supervisors, (c) personal officers, (d) probation officers, (e) psychologists, (f) education and workshop staff, (g) healthcare staff, and (h) CARAT workers at HMP Porterfield in each of the last 24 months.
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Prisoners on Remand During Christmas Period
The number of prisoners on remand on (a) 24 December 2016, (b) 25 December 2016, (c)31st of January 2017, (d) 1st January 2017 and (e) between 24th December 2016 and 9th January 2017, broken down by gender?
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Video Conferencing In Prisons
The list of prisons that have video conference available for prisoners to video link with friends and family, and of those prisons how many times video conferencing was used in each of the last three years, broken down by prison establishment
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
No Fixed Address
The number of (a) males, (b) females, and (c) other released from prison without a fixed address in each of the last three years, broken down by prison establishment and by what percentage of the total prisoners released at each establishment
Wed, 15 Nov 2017
Results and Reports - Grampian
Please provide a copy of all the results and reports to date from the Quality of Prisoner Life Study
Mon, 06 Nov 2017
Staff Sickness Absence
Please could you tell me how many days were lost due to stress-related illness by prison officers in Scotland from 31 August 2015 to the present day, broken down for each prison?
Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Entertainment Performances
• What singers, comedians or other entertainers have performed in Scottish prisons over the last five years?
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Longest Stays in SRU
I would like to request the same information with the data based on a single day updated to what it was as of 1st January 2017. i.e. provide me with a breakdown of how long the top tem longest stays of prisoners in SRUs in each prison as the length of
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Spice Related Incidents
The number of incidents recorded in each prison involving use of the drug “Spice” for each month over the past two years. For fullness, the time period I am concerned with is March 2015 to March 2017.
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Complaints Made by Prisoners
How many complaints have been made by prisoners at Castle Huntly and Perth, broken down, in each of the past two years, broken down year on year?
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Catholicism
What percentage and number of prisoners currently identify themselves as being Roman Catholic in comparison to the rest of the prison population?
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Pregnant Women in Custody
How many pregnant women have been in custody in each of the past five years?
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Weekly Meals at HMP Perth and HMP Castle Huntly
How many meals are made weekly for prisoners and how many of those are deemed surplus to requirements at HMP Perth each year? Please provide figures for the past five years?
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Complaints Made by Prisoners
How many complaints have been made by prisoners at Castle Huntly and Perth Prison in each of the past three years?
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Special Payments
What does the category ‘special payments’ include?
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Types of Religion
In the past three years, how many inmates in Scottish prisons have registered their religion as Satanism; Scientology; Hare Krishna; and Buddhism
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Medical Releases
Please can you send me all information regarding medical releases from Scottish Prisons since 2007
Fri, 06 Oct 2017
Paramedics called to attend to a Prisoner
Further FOI request (HQ 16255) regarding how many times Paramedics were called to establishments HMP Perth and HMP Castle Huntly
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Terrorism Related Offence
How many convicted prisoners there are in the SPS at present with a terrorism related index offence.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Complaints Made by Prisoners
Provide details of all formal complaints made by prisoners at HMP Grampain over the past three years.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Prisoners who were in Care
I wish to know the number of people in SPS custody who have been looked after children (definition, any prisoner who has been in young offenders units or been subject of local authority care)
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Unitary Charge Payments
For each of the three past financial years (i.e. 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16), please could you provide a breakdown of the components that made up the payment under this contract.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Compensation Paid out to Prisoners
a) The number of times compensation has been paid to prisoners by the sps between January 2015 and April 2017, broken down by date, prison, amount paid and reason for payment.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
FOI Requests
FOI requests made by lawyers ,journalists, prisoners, commercial and other
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Waste Management Facilities
• Please list the names of any public buildings (including but not limited to: prisons, waste management facilities) which have been built since 1996 and where potentially dangerous defects have been found between 1 April 2007 and 1 April 2017.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Prisoners Found with Extremist Publications
1. For each of the following years a) 2012, b) 2013, c) 2014, d) 2015, e) 2016 and f) 2017 so far please state the total number of recorded incidents of the Following; The total number of prisoners found in possession of extremist publications not author
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
FOI Requests made by Prisoners
Please also provide me with a list of the names of all prisoners who sent Freedom of Information Act requests to the Scottish Prison Service between April 11 2014 and April 11 2016.
Thu, 05 Oct 2017
Prisoner on Prison Officer Attacks
How many attacks on prison officers recorded in 2016.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Paramedics called to attend to a Prisoner
How many times have paramedics have been called to HMP Castle Huntly & HMP Perth over the last three years as well as 2017 to date.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Shaping Our Future/Organisational Review Information
Please send me the following information in relation to Shaping Our Future/Organisational Review
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Life Sentences
The number of people currently serving life sentences in SPS institutions from the Dundee Area.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Gender of Prison Officers Attacked
The gender of the prison officer who was attacked as originally asked for; a description of the attacks.
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Number of Prisoners
How many prisoners are there currently in HMP Inverness and HMP YOI Grampian
Wed, 04 Oct 2017
Compensation to Prisoners
Compensation paid out to prisoners at Castle Huntly and Perth Prison who claim they have been assaulted in the past 3 years.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017
Prisoner on Prison Officer Attacks
How many attacks against prison officers by prisoners have been recorded in each year since 2010?
Tue, 21 Feb 2017
Communications & Public Relations Staff
Info on the number, wages and budget for Communications & Public Relations staff.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017
Prison Capacity
Prison capacity and population numbers
Tue, 07 Feb 2017
Deprived Areas
How many remand and convicted offenders imprisoned in HMYOI Polmont on 23 January 2017 came from most deprived and least deprived areas of Scotland.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017
Performance Related Payment
How many staff have received bonuses or performance related payment in the last two financial years.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017
Areas not in use
how many young offenders’ institutes and offices within the remit of the Prison Service, are not in use on a day-to-day basis and the value.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017
NHS & G4S Statistics
Details of the procurement of any pharmaceuticals and G4S Statistics.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Home Leave over Festive Period
How many prisoners have been given home leave from (i) Castle Huntly and (ii) Perth between Dec 23 & Jan 4 in each year since 2011
Thu, 05 Jan 2017
Home Leave - Christmas 2016
How many prisoners have been granted leave for Christmas? What offences these individuals have committed and how long their sentence was?
Thu, 05 Jan 2017