FOI Responses

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

Information Disclosed
Pest Control Incidents
For the last three years please provide details of all pest control incidents.
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
Drones - HMP Perth or HMP Castle Huntly
Data on each time a drone was reported being used in or around Perth or Castle Huntly
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
Prison Population
The total prison population in Scotland on December 25th 2017, broken down by length of overall sentence to the nearest month.
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Ambulance Call Outs
How many times over the last four years ambulances have been called to treat prison inmates at Scottish Prisons.
Wed, 21 Nov 2018
Juvenile Visitors
The total number of juvenile visitors to prisoners in a) 2016, b) 2017, and c) 2018.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Confiscated Items
I write to request information about the items confiscated from prisoners in the last 12 months since September 2017.
Mon, 19 Nov 2018
Mobile Phone & Sim Card Finds
Please can you tell me how many phones & sim cards have been found in prisons in Scotland.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018
Cell Fires - HMP Perth
Can you provide details of the number of cells within Perth prison that were deliberately set on fire by inmates over the last four financial years.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018
Medical Treatment for Staff
How many prison staff were hospitalised or required medical treatment after an incident occurring within a Scottish prison broken down by month in each of the last 3 years.
Thu, 11 Oct 2018
Payment to Trade Unions
I am writing to request an internal review of Scottish Prison Service's handling of my FOI request 'Payment to trade unions
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
VIRA Decision Making Process
I would like to request copies of the terms of reference between SPS the poa prospect and ACAS in relation to ACAS involvement in the VIRA decision making process
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Equality & Human Rights Assessment
Please provide a copy of the Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessment carried out with regard to the Scottish Prison Service's 'Gender Identity and Gender Reassignment Policy for those in our Custody
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Operational Staff Allowances
Any notes hand written or other detailing conversations between Phil Fairlie POAs, Colin McConnell SPS and Catherine Topley SPS since Jan 2014 in relation to the Scottish Prison Service Operational Staff Allowances or personal/exceptional Payments.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018
Multiple Questions
Mon, 23 Jul 2018
Job Evaluation
Multiple Questions
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Dementia Statistics
Statistics with regards to prisoners who have dementia.
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Licence Conditions
Licence type granted in each of three of the latest available financial years.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Confiscated Items
The number of items taken from prisoners at HMP Grampian & Inverness from 2014 to the present day
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Literacy & Numeracy Levels
What qualifies as both 'functional literacy/numeracy levels' in the standards set by testing methods which SPS uses to test prisoners
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
Staffing Levels
You recently clarified in an request response that any initial employment to and subsequent promotional/selection with the organisation is relative to the position applied for.
Thu, 12 Jul 2018
HR Consultants
To request an internal review of SPS handling of my FOI request "HR Consultants"
Wed, 11 Jul 2018
Discipline Procedures
Please provide the number of disciplinary investigations undertaken at SPS Operational staff per establishment
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Lockerbie Investigation
Costs of buildings to house the prisoner in prison and total of time in prison
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Self Harm & Suicide Attempts
Breakdown of every incident of suicide, attempted suicide or self harm by inmates within the SPS
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Correspondence Between SPS, Scottish Government and Trade Unions
Copies of all correspondence between SPS, the Scottish Government & the POA & PCS unions in relation to £4000 payments made to staff
Wed, 04 Jul 2018
Payment Made by SPS to Trade Unions
Payment made by SPS to trade unions recognised by SPS for collective bargaining broken into the following categories
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Trade Unions
Names of trade unions recognised by the SPS for collective bargaining purposes
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Public Office Staff
The number of staff employed by SPS who hold public office
Fri, 29 Jun 2018
Payments Made to Operational Staff
Please supply a copy of the terms & conditions or conditions of payment issued by SPS
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Correspondence Regarding Payment to Staff
All tripartite correspondence between Scottish Government, SPS & Prison Officers Association
Wed, 27 Jun 2018
Community Custody Units (CCU) Costs
Please advise the total amount of funding allocated to fulfill the original project.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
Approved Performance Payments
Please provide all recorded information relating to the Scottish Government Approved performance payments to operational staff within the SPS
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
RRA Payments
The accountable person for undertaking the Due Diligence reporting for RRA payments.
Tue, 19 Jun 2018
Senior Executive Management Roles
How many senior/executive management roles including Governor & Deputy Governor you have within each operational establishment.
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Equal Pay Audit Report
Please supply a copy of every Equal Pay Audit Report since 2011.
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
Use of Equipment
What equipment has been used by SPS in each prison from 2010-2018 to prevent mobile phones being brought into & used in prison.
Fri, 08 Jun 2018
Talk to Me Programme
Request for statistics with regards to the number of people participating in the Talk to Me Programme
Wed, 06 Jun 2018
SPS Correspondence
In accordance with FOI, please provide all SPS correspondence relating to Addiewell Prison, covering the contractual dispute referred to in minutes of a meeting on November 22, 2017
Wed, 23 May 2018
Prison Officers Statistics
The total number of prison officer working for the Scottish Prison Service
Fri, 11 May 2018
Separation & Reintegration Units
How many Separation and Reintegration Unit extension orders have been approved by Scottish Ministers each year between 2007 and 2010
Thu, 10 May 2018
Prisoner Transfers
Thank you for your data from HQ17235 on the number of transfers between prisons from 2007. Would it be possible to break down these numbers by the institutions the prisoner is being transferred from?
Thu, 10 May 2018
Correspondence Regarding the Children & Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill
All correspondence from August 2017 to present between the Scottish Prison Service and the Scottish Government regarding the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill.
Tue, 01 May 2018
Top Requests - DVD's
Can you please provide me with list of the 10 most requested DVDs by inmates at each of the 13 prisons currently managed by the SPS. Please list these by prison.
Tue, 01 May 2018
Sanitary Products
What type of non-branded sanitary products are provided in prisons by the SPS?
Tue, 01 May 2018
Staff Payment
Total cost of the £4,000 payment to prison officers and also the cost of the same payment being made to staff in non-operational c-e grades
Tue, 01 May 2018
Bedding Costs at HMP Low Moss
Please update me on whether new mattresses and pillows have been bought for HMP Low Moss; if so when, how many and how much did it cost? If not, when they will be replaced, how many and how much will it cost?
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Medical Treatment Staff & Prisoners
Information regarding every Scottish Prison for the number of prisoners and the number of staff hospitalised or requiring medical treatment after an incident involving Spice or other NPS, broken down month in each of the last 3 years.
Tue, 17 Apr 2018
Literacy/Numeracy Issues
The number/percentage of prisoners lacking functional literacy. RFI 2 The number/percentage of prisoners lacking functional numeracy.
Mon, 09 Apr 2018
Mobile Phone Discoveries in Scottish Prisons
How many mobile phone discoveries have been made at each prison in Scotland since March 2012?
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Critical Incident Review
Can you please give me the critical incident review regarding Robbie McIntosh? I understand redactions may be needed.
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Newspaper Publications
What newspaper publications do the prisoners have access to?
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Pregnant Women in Custody
How many pregnant women have been in custody in each of the past 5 years?
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Prison Unit Transfers
I would like to know how many times these individuals have been transferred from one prison unit to another throughout the entirety of their prison sentence.
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
Prisoner Religions
As discussed, we’re not really interested in specific areas, but more interested in the number of prisoners who are Muslim. Would you provide figures for the last five years?
Thu, 29 Mar 2018
I would like to know how many times these 114 prisoners have been transferred between prisons and/or separation and reintegration units over the whole duration of their sentence.
Fri, 23 Mar 2018
Unemployment Pay/Cell Wage
The number of prisoners paid unemployment pay/cell wage of £5 a week due to shortage of jobs/no education places available, in total and broken down by individual prison?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
Prison Running Costs - HMP & YOI Grampian
Would you be able to disclose the running cost of just the YOI of HMP Grampian, since it has been empty, as well as the previous running cost while in use?
Tue, 20 Mar 2018
Number of Drug Finds in HMP Barlinnie
Can you tell me the number of drug finds in HMP Barlinnie for January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017?
Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Prisoner Assaults in HMP Barlinnie
Can you tell me how many prisoners were assaulted and seriously assaulted in Barlinnie from January 1, 2017 to January 31, 2017?
Mon, 19 Mar 2018
Number of Transgender Prisoners in HMP Edinburgh & Addiewell
The number of prisoners at Saughton and Addiewell that identify as transgender and the number identifying as non-binary gender?
Wed, 07 Mar 2018
Official Complaints Made by Prisoners at HMP Barlinnie
Can you list the official complaints made by prisoners at Barlinnie from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017?
Wed, 07 Mar 2018
Policy & Assessment Documents - Home Leave
All internal policy documents and assessment forms held by the Scottish Prison Service which refers to a) Home Leave and, b) assessments of prisoners prior to granting of Home Leave.
Mon, 05 Mar 2018
Flag Guidance
Would it be possible, under Freedom of Information Legislation, to have copies of any and all correspondence, guidance, request etc. between the Scottish Government and the Scottish Prison Service regarding the flying of flags at SPS establishments?
Mon, 05 Mar 2018
Drug & Mobile Telephone Recoveries at HMP Perth
The locations of drug and mobile telephone recoveries at HMP Perth from January to December 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014.
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
Lost or Damaged Property
For each of the last five years please detail how many payments were made for lost or damaged prisoner property and the total in each year broken down by prison. If possible please provide items compensated for and how much was paid.
Mon, 12 Feb 2018
Assessments of Prisoners Before Granted HDC
My request relates to assessments of prisoners before they are granted Home Detention Curfew (HDC), sometimes described as home leave. I would like information about the assessment process.
Wed, 31 Jan 2018
Mobile Phones Intercepted or Blocked by SPS IMSI Catchers
How many (a) prisoner and (b) ‘non-prisoner’ mobile phones have been intercepted/blocked since 1 May 2016 by SPS IMSI catchers?
Fri, 26 Jan 2018
Violent Offenders
How many offenders jailed for serious violence have been released early from their sentences?
Fri, 26 Jan 2018
Assaults in Scottish Prisons
The number of assaults in each Scottish Prison every month for the last five years
Thu, 25 Jan 2018
Illegal Drugs & Mobile Phones Find at HMP Perth
The number of prisoners at HMP Perth who have been caught with illegal drugs and mobile telephones inside the building from January to December 2016, 2015 and 2014.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018
Visitor Contraband Finds
Please could you send me all information regarding the number of instances involving visitors smuggling in contraband for prisoners.
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
Legal High Seizures
How many times were legal highs (formally known as new psychoactive substances) seized at each of your prisons
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Staff Working on Christmas Day
The number of staff, broken down by profession, working on Christmas day for each of the last five years
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Incident Command Teams
How many times have incident command teams deployed in the last 5 years
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Festive Events Costs
A list of events planned to mark Christmas 2017 and New Year at Scottish Prison Service establishments. I would like this information to include costs of each event and to be broken down to individual prisons
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Menu's During Festive Period
Menus for all establishments over the festive period this year?
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Prisoners Caught With Illegal Drugs & Mobile Phones at HMP Perth
The number of prisoners at HMP Perth who have been caught with illegal drugs and mobile phones inside the building from January 2017 to Present.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Transgender Population
How many transgender prisoners are there in Scotland and have been in recent years?
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
HMP Highland Costs & Requirements
The total estimated spend to date on developing the plans and all requirements of the planning process in relation to the proposed new HMP Highland in Inverness
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Canteen Prices
Please could you confirm the prices paid by prisoners for all items available for purchase in each jail in Scotland?
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Drug & Mobile Phone Seizures at HMP Addiewell
The number of drug seizures there have been in the last there years at HMP Addiewell, broken down by years. 2015, 2106 and 2017 – and into type of drug is possible.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Prisoner Pay
Details of pay prisoners receive for undertaking work, including the amount received and what activity entitles a prisoner to pay
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Popular Books & DVD's at HMP Perth & Castle Huntly
What are the top ten most requested books in the prison library?
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Mobile Phones & Drug Finds from 2015-2017
The number of mobile telephones found in Scottish Prisons for the 2016-2017 year (or the 2016 calendar year, whichever form the information is in) broken down by individual prison
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Sexual Assaults in Scottish Prisons
The number of reports of sexual assaults in Scottish Prisons in the last three years.
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Prisoner on Staff Assualts
The number of reports of violence against prison officers in the last three years?
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Female Population
Please send me a breakdown in age of your female population in your weekly time serious (April 2014-August 2017)
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Daily Prison Population
In the last ten financial years for each prison in Scotland, including men’s and women’s prisons, what are the average daily prison populations for each prison?
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Drug Finds at HMP Perth
The number of drug finds at Perth Prison in the last financial year
Tue, 09 Jan 2018
Festive Events
A list of events planned to mark Christmas 2017 and New Year at Scottish Prison Service establishments.
Fri, 05 Jan 2018