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Prisons, Prisoners and the Law

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ISBN13: 9780414010192
ISBN: 0414010191
Published: February 1995
Publisher: W. Green
Country of Publication: Scotland
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This is the first book on prison law in Scotland. Due to the increasing involvement of domestic courts and the European Court of Human Rights in prison matters, changes in penal philosophy, and the period of prisoner unrest in Scotland in the mid 1980's, the law has come to play a much more significant role in prisons.

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Scots Law
Coverage and discussion include: * The organisational framework, as amended by the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 * The Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993 came into force in October 1993 and began its impact on prisoners from October 1995 * Allocation procedures; sentence calculation; discipline in prisons; grievance procedure; letters and visits; prison conditions * Parole and early release - the Parole Board for Scotland; role of the Secretary of State; the royal perogative of mercy