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Standards for Inspecting and Monitoring Prisons in Scotland

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateMarch 12, 2015


ISBN 978 1 78544 077 9
PPDAS 38458

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The Inspection of Prisons
The Structure and Evaluation of the Standards
Standard 1: Lawful and transparent custody
Standard 2: Decency
Standard 3: Personal safety
Standard 4: Health and wellbeing
Standard 5: Effective, courteous and humane exercise of authority
Standard 6: Respect, autonomy and protection against mistreatment
Standard 7: Purposeful activity
Standard 8: Transitions from custody to life in the community
Standard 9: Equality, dignity and respect
Standard 10: Organisational effectiveness

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