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This article is part of the series: Law of Scotland Administration[show] Civil courts[show] Criminal courts[show] Special courts[show] Criminal prosecution[show] Legal profession[show] The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) (Scottish Gaelic: Seirbheisean nam prìosan Albanach) is an executive agency of the Scottish Government tasked with managing prisons in Scotland. The SPS administers Her Majesty's Prisons in addition to Her Majesty's Young Offender Institutions, the latter being for persons detained who are under the age of 21 years. The service's headquarters is located in South Gyle, Edinburgh.[1] The Cabinet Secretary for Justice is responsible for the Scottish Prison Service within the Scottish Government.


Logo of the Scottish Prison Service The current Chief Executive is John Ewing and supporting him is the Prisons Board consisting of: Stephen Swan - Human Resources Rona Sweeney - Prisons Eric Murch - Partnerships and Commissioning Dr Andrew Fraser - Health and Care Willie Pretswell - Finance with Allan Burns, Jane Martin, Sue Matheson, Bill Morton, Harry McGuigan and Zoe Van Zwanenberg as non-executive Directors. Contents [hide] 1 List of establishments 2 Other responsibilities 2.1 Prisoner escorting 2.2 Secure hospital 3 References 4 See also 5 External links [edit]List of establishments

HMP Aberdeen HMP Addiewell HMP Edinburgh HMP Barlinnie, Glasgow HMP Castle Huntly, Longforgan, Perth and Kinross (Open prison) HMP Dumfries, Dumfries HMP & YOI Cornton Vale, Stirling - (Young Offenders Institute and Women's Prison) HMP Glenochil, Tullibody HMP Greenock, Inverclyde HMP Inverness HMP Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire (Operated by Serco Group as part of a Public-private partnership scheme) HMP Low Moss, East Dunbartonshire (Currently closed pending redevelopment) HMP Noranside, Angus (Open prison) HMP Perth HMP Peterhead, Aberdeenshire HMYOI Polmont, Falkirk (Young Offenders Institute) HMP Shotts, North Lanarkshire [edit]Other responsibilities

[edit]Prisoner escorting In November 2003 SPS signed a contract on behalf of Scottish Ministers for a "Prisoner Escort and Court Custody Service". This contract with Reliance Custodial Services provides for all prisoner escorting between police offices, court, prisons and hospitals as well as covering escorts from prison such as funerals, hospital appointments and community placements. [edit]Secure hospital Some prisoners are detained in a secure mental hospital. This is run by the Scottish National Health Service rather than the SPS. State Hospital for Scotland and Northern Ireland, [1] Carstairs, South Lanarkshire [edit]References

^ "Headquarters." Scottish Prison Service. Retrieved on 30 May 2010. [edit]See also

Scotland portal Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland (a post currently held by Brigadier Hugh Munro) Executive agencies of the Scottish Government Reliance Custodial Services Scots law Scottish Court Service State Hospitals Board for Scotland Criminal Justice Social Work Services, probation services are provided by local authorities in Scotland Serco Group, provides electronic tagging [edit]External links

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