Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick today raised in parliament the issue of Scottish prisoners being held on remand without a verdict. Roddick was pleased with the Scottish Government’s response and commitment to reform.
Speaking on the issue, Roddick said:
“I am glad to see that the Scottish Government are taking steps to reduce the number of prisoners held on remand in Scotland.
“People held on remand have not yet been convicted, and their imprisonment is disruptive to their and their families’ lives.
“I hope that the consultation provides constructive routes forward for the Scottish Government and that the proposed services to support reintegration to society on release from remand bring positive changes for those affected.”