SHOCK: Lib Dems or Tories devastated that NO ONE (0, FA) escaped from Scottish prisons!

Thanks to the latest in hundreds of attempts to undermine the SNP government with costly FoI requests to the Scottish Prison Service by people like Liam McArthur, TuS can reveal that NOBODY got out in the last 5 years.

Here’s the request:

In relation to the number of prisoner escape attempts – both successful and unsuccessful – from January 2014 to date could you please provide:

  • The number of attempted escapes, which prison this was from and the date.
  • The number of successful escape attempts, which prison this was from and the date. · Any documents outlining procedure for SPS staff in relation to prison escapes.
  • Any correspondence which discusses prisoner’s attempted or successful escape, and how this has impacted policy or procedure.

Here’s the response (I sense a big grin):

Although our most recent report from FY 2018/19 is yet to be published I can confirm the figure is NIL, and for FY 2019/20 to date again, the figure is NIL. On each occasion the escape was from a hospital escort and not from the prison itself. To further clarify [BONEHEAD], for attempted escapes the figure is NIL.


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Here’s why TuS suspects Liam:


One thought on “SHOCK: Lib Dems or Tories devastated that NO ONE (0, FA) escaped from Scottish prisons!

  1. Alasdair Macdonald August 15, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    I have heard – from a source inside my own imagination – that the ones who escaped while on hospital escort was because the privatised escort service contract was won by a group of pigeons who left the prisoner unguarded while they went to poo in the hospital loft. We have no information, yet, on whether the hospital concerned was the QEUH.

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