Prison statistics and population projections Scotland: 2011-12

This publication shows data up to 2011-12 on Scottish prison population levels and characteristics, receptions to/liberations from Scottish prisons, and international comparisons. This year it includes prison population projections to 2020-21 which were previously published separately, as well as additional background information and analyses.

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1. Excludes prisoners on early release, such as home detention curfew. See Notes on tables section for further detail on the population count.

2. UK: Scotland entry in the International Centre for Prison Studies World Prison Brief (figure as at April 2012). The design capacity of a prison is the number of inmates intended for a facility based on minimum standards (these are described in ยง27 of the Audit Scotland 2008 report Managing increasing prisoner numbers in Scotland).

3. See the Scottish Prison Service delivery plans for more discussion on operational issues in relation to overcrowding.

4. Counting conventions are described in more detail in Section 5.



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