Read prison inspection reports

Last updated: 23 July 2020

The HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland carries out inspections of the Scottish prison system.

Its duties include:

  • regular inspections of individual prisons
  • responsibility for Independent Prison Monitors
  • inspecting the conditions and treatment of prisoners under escort
  • producing annual reports

Visit the HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland website for free access to its:

  • full inspection reports
  • follow up inspection reports
  • annual reports
  • thematic reports
  • monitoring reports
  • archive publications