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How many Eastern European women in prisons: FOI release

Published: 23 Apr 2021

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
23 Apr 2021
How many Eastern European women in prisons: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100182638
Date received: 16 Feb 2021
Date responded: 16 Mar 2021
Information requested

1. In total, how many women from the Eastern European Minority (Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia) are in prisons in Scotland? In which prisons?
2. How many of them are there with sentences of less than 4 years not subject to statutory supervision?
3. How many of them are being held on remand?

Response

In answer to your request, we have provided you with the information you requested. These responses are based on an extract from the SPS Prisoner Records system (PR2).

Ethnicity information collected by the SPS follows the conventions of the Scottish census, which does not provide for the detailed categorisation requested. However, the nationality of prisoners is also collected, and provides sufficient detail to identify the requested groups.

1) There were 5 women of the Eastern European nationalities listed at the time of the extract: 3 in HMPYOI Polmont and one each in HMPs Edinburgh and Grampian.

2)  4 had a convicted status, of which 2 had an overall sentence length of 4 years or more.

3) One of the women was on remand.

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