FOI Responses

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

Information Disclosed
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