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Archive for January, 2015

Scottish Councils Using Covert Surveillance
Councils in Scotland have used covert surveillance hundreds of times in the past three years, BBC News revealed this week. Data obtained by BBC Scotland shows that local authorities authorised 501 clandestine investigations, sometimes for relatively minor offences. These...
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Former Minister Calls For The Scrapping Prison Sentences Of Three Months Or Less
Henry McLeish, former chair of the Scottish Prisons Commission, asked delegates at a recent Holyrood conference to consider an end to six-month custodial sentences in all but the most exceptional circumstances. At the annual female offenders conference earlier in January,...
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Scottish Police Monitor Phone Calls And Emails 53 Times A Day
According to latest figures obtained by The Times, Police Scotland are using surveillance to intercept 20,000 emails and phone calls every year – the equivalent to 53 a day. The head of the Scottish Parliament's justice committee, Christine Grahame, has warned police...
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Reforms Will Improve Monitoring Of Prisons In Scotland
The Scottish Parliament last week approved plans designed to improve the scrutiny of prisons right across the country, with a new independent monitoring service established to help ensure that all aspects of prisons are fully and independently monitored. Announcing the...
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