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HM Inspectorate of Prisons: Report on HMP Perth

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11. RECOMMENDATIONS

11.1 Young offenders in Friarton hall should be more gainfully employed (paragraphs 2.19 and 7.26).

11.2 Friarton hall should be completely refurbished (paragraph 2.21).

11.3 All suicide risk assessments during reception in the main prison should be carried out in a private and calm environment (paragraph 3.21).

11.4 A more structured approach based on good practice in other prisons should be adopted in the First Night in Custody Centre (paragraph 3.28).

11.5 All safer cells should be of the modern design (paragraph 3.40).

11.6 The reasons for so many prisoners testing positive for illegal substances on liberation should be explored (paragraph 8.24).