Serving time is not a "soft" sentence, a former prisoner told MSPs amid calls for greater access to education and activities in Scotland's jails.
Serving time is not a \"soft\" sentence, a former prisoner told MSPs amid calls for greater access to education and activities in Scotland's jails.
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Holyrood's Justice Committee heard there was a "serious lack of capacity" for prisoners to engage in purposeful activities that would help them integrate back into society. The ratio of time spent on purposeful activity such as work, vocational training, education classes, PE or visits, compared with time spent on the wing or in cells, is "less than might be considered desirable or effective", Pete White, co-ordinator of the charity Positive Prisons? Positive Futures, said.
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