A leading psychiatrist has been appointed to oversee an independent review of the mental health support services available to young people behind bars.
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has told MSPs he does not know when a new risk assessment tool to help determine if prisoners should be released on electronic tags will be ready.
The majority of Scotland’s prisons were at or beyond their maximum capacity last month, figures show.
A senior Dundee councillor has said he fears Law killer Robbie McIntosh was not properly supervised while on home leave from prison because he was on the border of two local authorities.
Significant progress must be made in Scotland in an effort to tackle plastic pollution, an MSP has said.
Doubling on the spot fines for anti-social behaviour would help police deliver “swift justice” to low-level offenders, the Conservatives have said.
An expert group established to improve victims’ experiences of the Scottish justice system is meeting for the first time later on Wednesday.
An “alarming” proportion of British adults remain unclear about what constitutes rape, despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, a campaign group has said.
Scotland’s courts have only imposed one maximum five-year jail sentence for knife carrying in a year, new figures show.
A killer from Tayside who was given home leave with a drink ban used the travel money he was given to abscond and go on a cross-country pub crawl.