Category Archives: Cornton Vale

My speech to Conference: MacAskill should show compassion to all prisoners, not just one

There are few things in life that I’m angrier about than the SNP Government’s shameful treatment of women in prison which I’ve written about several times. The issue of reducing crime through effective rehabilitation was debated at Conference. When the … Continue reading

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Alison McInnes: Kenny MacAskill must stop dodging responsibility for Cornton Vale

Phone hacking and News International are both terrible things, and they have, understandably, dominated the headlines over the past couple of weeks. However, there’s another scandal in Scotland – that of the appalling conditions endured by prisoners at Scotland’s only … Continue reading

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>Brian Taylor and the strange priorities of the news agenda #sp4

>This is the second time in a couple of weeks I’ve argued with Brian Taylor. He’s still my favourite political journalist by a long way, but I am taking issue with a comment he made on his blog  about Willie … Continue reading

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>Rennie tells Salmond: you should be bothering about Cornton Vale, not slating judges

>I was more than a little bit perturbed to see First Minister’s Questions today completely dominated by Alex Salmond’s thrawn refusal to apologise to Lord Hope. Yes, it’s an important issue, but ultimately, Lord Hope can look after himself. A … Continue reading

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>Kenny, Cornton Vale failure is your responsibility – sort it or go

>Almost exactly two years ago, the Scottish Liberal Democrats highlighted the increase in the number of women self harming in prison. This came at around the same time as a damning inspection report on Scotland’s only women’s prison. You would … Continue reading

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