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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - June 2020

Published: 23 Jul 2020

First release of a monthly data report on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Justice System in Scotland, including information from Police Scotland, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, courts and prisons.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Justice Analytical Services data report - June 2020
Prisons

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Prisons

Prison population

While the total prison population has fallen with reduced court business, the number of people held on remand is growing

In the month to the morning of 1st July:

  • The population increased by 172 to 7,043
  • 1,618 were on remand: 1,420 (20%) untried & 198 (3%) awaiting sentence
  • 69% of arrivals in June were untried (566 of 825)
  • The Scottish Prison Population Statistics 2019-20 were released on 14th July
Total prison population decreasing from March 2020 but beginning overall rise from June 2020

Remand populations decreasing from March 2020 but untried population rising substantially from May 2020

Early release of prisoners

Between the 5th May and 1st June, a total of 348 prisoners were released early under the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 Regulations.

Establishment Released Early Total Eligible Population
Addiewell 23 37 716
Barlinnie 77 97 1,091
Cornton Vale 9 11 56
Dumfries 3 5 177
Edinburgh 35 37 844
Glenochil 20 26 586
Grampian 27 32 401
Greenock 8 16 185
Inverness 8 8 88
Kilmarnock 26 41 520
Low Moss 50 60 765
Open Estate 121
Perth 31 38 592
Polmont 31 39 356
Shotts 545
Total 348 447 7,043

Updated: 1 July 2020

Latest published annual prison population statistics can be found here:
https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/


Contact

Email: justice_analysts@gov.scot