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Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

In compliance with The Fairer Scotland Duty as set out in legislation in Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010, this assessment consider what more can be done to reduce the 'inequalities of outcome' caused by 'socio-economic disadvantage' in relation to the Bail and Release from Custody (Scotland) Bill.


Footnotes

1. SPS Prisoner Survey 2019 (http://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/Publications/Publication-7196.aspx)

2. Scottish Parliament Justice Committee, An Inquiry into the Use of Remand in Scotland (https://digitalpublications.parliament.scot/Committees/Report/J/2018/6/24/An-Inquiry-into-the-Use-of-Remand-in-Scotland#Executive-Summary)

3. Judged on progress: The need for urgent delivery on Scottish justice sector reforms (parliament.scot)

4. Hard Edges Scotland, Lankelly Chase (2019) (https://lankellychase.org.uk/publication/hard-edges-scotland/)

5. The Scandal of Remand in Scotland: A Report by Howard League Scotland – May 2021 | Howard League Scotland – (https://howardleague.scot/news/2021/may/scandal-remand-scotland-report-howard-league-scotland-%E2%80%93-may-2021)

6. Is Scotland Fairer? (EHRC, October 2018)

7. Scottish prison population: statistics 2019 to 2020 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

8. Scottish Prison Population Statistics 2019-20 (https:/www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-prison-population-statistics-2019-20/pages/1/)

9. https://www.gov.scot/publications/homelessness-in-scottish-prison-service-2020-2021/

10. Hard Edges Scotland, Lankelly Chase (2019) (https://lankellychase.org.uk/publication/hard-edges-scotland/)

11. 17th Annual Scottish Prison Service Prisoner Survey 2019, published 2020

12. Unlocking potential, transforming lives (Published: January 2014, Scottish Prison Service)

13. Scottish Parliament Justice Committee, An Inquiry into the Use of Remand in Scotland (https://digitalpublications.parliament.scot/Committees/Report/J/2018/6/24/An-Inquiry-into-the-Use-of-Remand-in-Scotland#Executive-Summary)

14. Child poverty facts and figures | CPAG

15. Judged on progress: The need for urgent delivery on Scottish justice sector reforms (parliament.scot)

16. Scottish Parliament Justice Committee, An Inquiry into the Use of Remand in Scotland (https://digitalpublications.parliament.scot/Committees/Report/J/2018/6/24/An-Inquiry-into-the-Use-of-Remand-in-Scotland#Executive-Summary)

17. Prison leavers and homelessness | Iriss

18. https://www.gov.scot/news/understanding-use-of-remand/

19. EHRC Is Scotland Fairer report (equalityhumanrights.com) (page 82)

20. Judged on progress: The need for urgent delivery on Scottish justice sector reforms (parliament.scot)

21. Drug Deaths Taskforce meeting: April 2020 - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

22. https://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/Publications/Publication-5537.aspx

23. An Inquiry into the Use of Remand in Scotland (azureedge.net)

Contact

Email: futureofcustody@gov.scot

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