Edward Mountain MSP challenges Justice Secretary on Inverness Prison overcrowding
The Justice Secretary today confirmed that the construction of a new prison in Inverness is not top priority, despite admitting continued overcrowding at HM Prison Inverness is a “great shame.”
I am disappointed that Inverness is not further up the priority list. This can only result in more overcrowding and prisoners from the Highlands being moved to prisons outwith the region, making family contact more difficult
It is vital we build the new prison for the Highlands as a matter of urgency.