SNP Government accused of ‘massacre’ as death rate in Scottish prisons is revealed as the SAME as that in England & Wales

https://www.inquest.org.uk/deaths-in-prison

From SPS for Scotland:

  • 2012    21
  • 2013   24
  • 2014   24
  • 2015   24
  • 2016  28
  • 2017  29
  • 2018 32
  • 2019 18*

http://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/Information/PrisonerDeaths.aspx

So, population of Scotland is just over one tenth of that of England and Wales and the prison death rate, in most years, is the same, one tenth.

Yet, even the respected though little-read Holyrood magazine allows it to be described as a massacre:

 

4 thoughts on “SNP Government accused of ‘massacre’ as death rate in Scottish prisons is revealed as the SAME as that in England & Wales

  1. bigjon999 August 23, 2019 / 4:19 pm

    Who owns and publishes the Holyrood magazine? Might be pertinent question not ask…

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    • John August 23, 2019 / 6:16 pm

      Far as I know it is run by Dods PLC , they own a few political publications and are registered in England , mainly aimed at civil servants I think , would be interesting to know exactly who they are .

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  2. Brian Powell August 24, 2019 / 8:36 am

    Who are they quoting there, with the ‘nothing short of a massacre’?

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