Category: Young people in prison

Just Like You: BME young people speak about the Scottish justice system

What is it like for a young person in the criminal justice system? What is it like for a young person from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background in the criminal justice system? Do you know? These are some

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Letters to the Cabinet Secretary for Justice (2)

We ran our first competition for Advanced Higher Modern Studies students this spring with the following challenge. “There will be a new Scottish Parliamentary session beginning after the election in May 2016. Write an email or letter to the new

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Phil Eaglesham responds to Nina Varswani on trauma and young prisoners

Phil Eaglesham is a Health Improvement Programme Manager for NHS Health Scotland, a mental health nurse, an artist / musician and a childhood victim of murder. For more on public health and justice see our Health and (In)justice issue from

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Vision for young people in custody launched by Scottish Prison Service

Dr Gill Robinson is Professional Advisor for the Young People’s Strategy with the Scottish Prison Service. On December 4th the SPS launched its new Vision for Young People in Custody at an event at HMYOI Polmont.  Following an introduction from

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